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Happy 2 year anniversay

 

 

FAS anniversaryWe are delighted to support Friends Against Scams.

Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK and can cause significant harm to victims, who often experience loneliness, shame and social isolation
The Friends Against Scams campaign run by the National Trading Standards Scams Team has already trained more than 100,000 neighbours, communities and organisations to take a stand against scams. Everyone can have a role to play in helping prevent scams and Friend Against Scams provides free and accessible online training to help protect your loved ones, neighbours and colleagues – visit www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk for more information.

Bags of help for Bobby Van in Calne

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Both branches of Tesco in Calne have chosen to support the Bobby Van’s Stay Safe Online scheme with their Bags of Help during November and December.

WBVT’s SSO team are looking to run a community drop in morning once a month for anyone over 60 to come and learn about online safety.

With this new project we want to take our service into Calne and run interactive workshops where people can come and ask questions, and be shown different websites that can help them be safer online. If, after coming to one of the morning workshops, they would like a one to one home visit that can be arranged.

By arranging a morning where refreshments will be served in an informal setting people can come together and share experiences and learn not only from our Stay Safe Experts but also from each other.

To help us achieve this goal, if you are in Tesco in Calne, please use your token to vote for us! Thank you!

Thank you Zurich Community Trust!

Huge thanks to The Zurich Community Trust, who have decided to make a grant of £3,000 to Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust’s Stay Safe Online scheme.

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The decision to award this grant was been made by the Zurich Community Trust’s local grants Swindon committee, following donations by Zurich employees and matched by the Zurich Community Trust.

It’s wonderful to have such support, and the imput of the employees means a great deal to us.

 

Online auction to raise funds

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There are 18 days left to join the charity auction raising funds for WBVT and the Air Ambulance. There are a variety of lots to choose from including:

and many, many more!!!

Click here to access the aution site.

 

Thank you Arkell’s Brewery!

In an event to celebrate their 175th year, Arkell’s Brewery kindly chose to use their celebratory Beer Festival to help raise funds for Prospect Hospice and the WBVT – for which we are hugely grateful. We received a wonderful cheque for £2,000 this week – thank you Arkell’s!

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Arkell’s 175th Anniversary Beer Festival

This Saturday, 15th September 2018, The Wiltshire Bobby Van were asked to attend the Beer Festival at Arkell’s Brewery, Swindon in celebration of thier 175th Anniversary.

The brewery took the opportunity to use the event to raise funds for the WBVT and Prospect Hospice – for which we are hugely grateful.

Our team spoke to those attending about the work we do across the county, and met up with High Sheriff, Nicky Alberry.

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Thank you Chippenham Lions!

Huge thanks to the Chippenham Lions for thier generous grant to the WBTV of £500. Every single penny helps us to continue helping the older and vulnerable people in our community stay safe and recover from incidents of crime.

Our Director, Jennie Shaw, is pictured below with Cllr Andy Phillips, Mayor of Chippenham, at the presentation evening at the end of June.

Chippenham Lions presentation June 2018

Out and about!

Our three Bobby Vans cover miles across the county every day, sometimes the temptation to stop for a 10 minute coffee break at a local beauty spot makes for some great photo opportunities! This week one of Security Operator Mick Leighfield’s coffee breaks was next to the Fovant Badges, Salisbury:

Bobby Van Fovant Badges July 2017 July 2018