Many thanks

First published in Salisbury Letters

I WAS involved in a road traffic accident on November 6 and was hospitalised for several weeks.

I wish to thank the ambulance paramedics and the police for their kindness.

After several changes of venue, I was on the Durrington Ward (for dementia patients) at Salisbury District Hospital. There were no other beds available.

All the staff were complete angels, working continually – 21 patients and three staff to cope with three ‘bays’ under extremely difficult and demanding circumstances.

These are the unsung heroes. Durrington Ward was exemplary in every way.

ANNA PAOLA, Salisbury

MANY thanks to all the nursing staff on the Britford Ward at Salisbury District Hospital who cared for John during his recent month-long stay.

He is now recuperating at home.

The staff are too numerous to mention individually but thank you to each and every one. At the same time, I would like to thank friends, neighbours and family for their support during John’s hospitalisation.

MRS K TOPP, Laverstock

I WOULD like to say a big thank you to the people who helped my husband, Ken, on Monday afternoon when he had a bad fall in St Francis Road, due to a loose paving slab.

In particular, Paul Gurd and another gentleman who kneeled by Ken’s side in a very cold wind for around 30 minutes, the lady who collected me from home and other people who stopped and helped us.

Thankfully Ken is now recovering at home, but without these kind people who cared, things could have been very different.

GLORIA SMITH Salisbury n ON behalf of the residents and staff at Salisbury Women’s Refuge, I am writing to thank all our supporters for their continued generous donations throughout the year.

They have gone a long way towards improving the quality of life for women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

The support of the council and residents of Salisbury has been invaluable in the ongoing work of the refuge.

The Mothers’ Union continues to support the refuge tirelessly and selflessly throughout the year in ways too numerous to mention, but all greatly received.

DIANE STAGE, manager

WILTON Community Centre on Christmas day was a scene of joy and festivity as older members of the community enjoyed a traditional lunch of turkey and all the trimmings.

In addition the meal was delivered to 21 housebound people, along with some company and true Christmas spirit.

Our thanks go to Journal readers who enabled every person to receive a present from Santa.

We would like to extend our thanks also to the generosity of many, including Wilton Town Council, Reeve the Baker, Best Brothers, the trustees and caretaker of Wilton Community Centre, Manor Farm Meats and Graham Heasman, and to the many helpers, including the Mayor of Wilton and his family.

This is a true community event which has been running for more than 20 years under the auspices of Wilton Christian Fellowship.

MARION POWELL, Co-ordinator

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