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.
At a recent meeting Haydon Wick Parish Council kindly gave the Bobby Van a donation of £300. We are so grateful to them for their continued support. The highly professional service we provide is only possible due to the support of Town and Parish Councils, charitable trusts and the generosity of individuals, so many thanks to one and all.
Sally Raubenheimer from The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust enjoyed meeting customers at the Coventry Building Society in Melksham on 10th October to promote both of our home security and stay safe online services. There was a steady flow of people all day and lots of leaflets and advice was handed out. Many thanks to Natasha and her team for organising the day and making us feel most welcome.
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.
Will Todd attended Michelle Donelan’s inaugural Over 55’s Information and Advice Fair on 19th July at The Neeld, Chippenham. Despite the weather it was very well attended with over 300 local residents. The feedback has been extremely good with local people delighted to learn more about the groups, charities, clubs and support available. Loneliness and social isolation are especially bad in more rural areas and events like this help to reach out to those people.
A second ‘Over 55’s Information and Advice Fair’ will be held on Sunday 6thOctober 2019, 15:00 – 17:00 at Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES.
This event will be a chance to get together for a cup of tea and to find out about the facilities and support in and around the Melksham area. Michelle hopes to see as many people as possible at this event.
Will Todd, one of our fantastic home security operators, raised over £1,000 by cycling in the Ride100 at the beginning of August. Here he is taking a well deserved rest at the finish with his medal!
For more information and tickets for the Preview Evening on Monday 7th October go to http://www.devizesautumnfair.org.uk/
One of our fabulous Bobby Van home security operators, Mick Leighfield, came to the rescue of Mr L from Marlborough recently. On a trip into town his dog slipped out of the car door and he was unaware of this till he returned home. With no one manning the police station in Marlborough these days he was at a loss at what to do.
Luckily our hero, Mick, was flagged down by Mr L and was straight on the radio. Someone had found the runaway and had taken him to the vets. Mick drove Mr L to be reunited with the beloved rascal!