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Calne Rotary 5th Annual Classic Car Run – Sunday 17th May 2020

Between 8am and 9.30am on Sunday 17th May one hundred Classic Cars will gather at St. Marys School for a bacon butty before setting off for a fascinating 70 mile run through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Stopping for refreshments at Middlewick House and then onto Casterley Barn near Pewsey to finish with a wonderful lunch provided by the Marden Belles WI with time to enjoy the beautiful views over the downs.

With further support on the day being provided by Rotarians and a great team of volunteers, the event will be a true community effort. The car run also features VIP Teddy Bears and much loved dogs in some of the cars.

Most of the proceeds will go to the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust and the remainder to Rotary charities

The event still has place available for classic and cherished cars and Kate Tompkins of the Rotary Club of Calne said “If you have a classic car, bike or other vehicle come and join us for a great day out and to raise money for some great causes”

For further details and entry forms please visit: http://www.calnerotary.org.uk or contact Kate by email calnerotaryclassicrun@gmail.com

Peer Support Sessions with Victim Support

Peer Support word art

Victim Support will be running fortnightly Peer Support Sessions to those that have been affected by crime and would like to meet and talk to others in similar situations. These sessions will be open to anyone that is currently being supported by our team and will offer you an opportunity to talk in confidence in a supportive environment.

The sessions will run every two weeks from January 2020

The first sessions will start on the 14th and 16th January then every two weeks

Salisbury Five Rivers Leisure Centre Salisbury SP1 3NR    
From Tuesday 14th January 1.00-2.00pm
Swindon Orbital Shopping Park Thamesdown Drive Swindon Wiltshire SN25 4AN
From Thursday 16th January 2.30-3.30pm

Our Fabulous Covert Camera Team

We were delighted that our Covert Camera Team were nominated for the South West Region Special Constabulary and Police Support Volunteers awards. The Trust couldn’t carry out this vital service without their hard work and effort and it was only right that this was recognised. Thank you to Matt, David, John and Neil, you are very special volunteers.

From left to right: Chief Constable Kier Pritchard, Matthew Holland, David Lee, John Bolwell and Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire Police

Devizes Autumn Fair success

Many thanks to everyone involved in making the Devizes Autumn Fair such a success. From our sponsors, Gaigers and JS Weeks & Co to all our volunteers, stall holders and supporters, who came to enjoy a fun shopping experience, thank you so much. A special mention to Peter Vaughan who produced some delicious canapes for our preveiw evening on Monday night and then ran a cafe upstairs on the Tuesday. Thank you Peter.

A fabulous £9,000 was made for not only the Bobby Van but also Dorothy House, Prospect Hospice, Salisbury Hospice and Cancer Research UK. This was a case of one community coming together to support some amazing local charities. Well done to all.