Charities

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust provides a free home security service for anyone over 60 or, 18+ with a registered disability, living in Wiltshire and Swindon, who has become, or is at risk of becoming, a victim of house crime, cyber-crime or domestic abuse. 

The Trust was set up in 1998  and visits over 1,500 homes each year.  The Trust works in partnership with Wiltshire Police and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service, as well as a number of  other agencies, to ensure the most  effective use of resources available and that those in need of help receive it promptly.

Their Stay Safe Online scheme provides advice and education on  using the internet safely and how to recognise scams. To find out more about their services go to www.wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has been saving lives for more than 29 years. It is a registered charity providing an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Wiltshire and  surrounding counties.

Operational up to 19 hours a day, 365 days a year, the aircrew are called to, on average, 3 incidents a day in its helicopter and Rapid Response Vehicles (cars).  It costs £3,75 million a year to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying, that’s just over £10,000 per day.    It relies on donations and is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants.

Our Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase in Semington, near Melksham, in December 2018. For more information about the charity, including ways to fundraise, donate or volunteer, go to www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk

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