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Sponsor Will Todd, one of our amazing Home Security Operators.

Will Todd is cycling in the Prudential Ride100 on Sunday 4th August to raise much needed funds. The route will take him from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park out through the Surrey Hills before heading back into London and finishing on The Mall. With a couple of steep hills thrown in he will need all the encouragement he can get to keep pedalling!! To sponsor him go to Will’s online fundraising page.

Thank You to Calne Lions

A fabulous day was had on Saturday for the Calne Duck Race run by Calne Lions. We had a stand in a great position to watch all the activities. Will Todd, one of our Bobby Van operators was presented with a cheque for £1,000. Many thanks to Calne Lions for their continued support.

Convish Farm Charity Events

Wiltshire Air Ambulance received a cheque worth £20,583.73 and The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust £18,200 at the WAA airbase in Semington on February 12.

This was an incredible effort from Emily Tulloch and her small team who organised a massive fundraising venture at the Hillbrush Company in Mere in October last year for the two charities.

The Convish Farm Charity Events (CFCE) team of five neighbours from West Knoyle and a couple of friends from Mere, raised an astonishing £37,983.73 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) and Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust (WBVT).

We can’t thank Emily Tulloch and her committee enough for their incredible hard work and effort for, not only the cold weekend in October when the party and clothes sale were held, but the amount of time that was put in organising these events throughout the year.  This also included a raffle for a Kia Picanto car from F J Chalke and an online auction.

The fundraising culminated at Hillbrush, Mere with a fabulous Bollywood Rock Party held on the Friday night and the Bag a Bargain, a nearly-new designer clothes sale in the same marquee on Sunday to Tuesday.  The logistics of clearing up the party and setting up the clothes sale on the Saturday were a feat that would have broken many.

Once again a huge THANK YOU to all involved, you are all amazing.

TESCO CALNE

Thank you to all who supported us at Tesco in Calne during November and December through their Bags of Help scheme.  With their donation we will be buying IT equipment to bring to Stay Safe Online coffee mornings throughout the Calne area to increase awareness about cyber crime.  If you know of a group that would like us to come and give a interactive talk please call our SSO team on 01380 861191.

ODE TO THE BOBBY VAN

Along highways and byways in villages and towns
There’s something you’ll spot from the hills and the downs
It’s a very special service found only in our county
There’s nothing to match it in the rest of the country

Making a difference and spreading help around
To the residents of Wiltshire they do abound
Helping so many folks with security in their homes
And their on-line safety and even their phones

There are volunteers and staff who really care
Skills, advice and knowledge they’re eager to share
Patron, Trustees and Director doing all they can
To continue providing the services of the Bobby Van

And can you believe it’s been twenty years

With thousands of visits your heart it fair stirs
So don’t delay, and get in touch you must
Make an appointment at the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust!

By Kath Williams, BV Co-ordinator