Supporting the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

I enjoyed speaking today at a lunch to support The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust – an organisation I have passionately backed, supported and helped for years.

The trust provides a home security service for elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged people throughout Wiltshire. They have been victims of, or are considered to be at risk of, house crime, hate crime or domestic violence. The Trust was set up in 1998; the first of its kind to be established in England.

With the challenges that we face today i.e. the deficit, an ageing population and ballooning state the answer must lie with the government working with the voluntary sector. In Wiltshire we have an amazing range of charities, volunteers and community groups – The Bobby Van Trust is just one which provides a wonderful role helping local people in need.

The charity works with Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service, as well as a number of other agencies, to ensure that the most effective use is made of facilities available and those in need of help receive it promptly.

WBVT relies upon fundraising activities, sponsorship and donations to continue to provide this practical and vital community service. For more information on this wonderful organisation please visit http://www.wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk/