ON behalf of the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust I would like to say thank you to so many people.

Firstly to St Thomas’s Church for making us one of the two chosen charities to receive a proportion of the money donated at their Christmas Tree Festival.

At the Carols for Busy People service we were presented with a cheque for £3,242. A huge thank you to everyone who donated whatever they could.

Can I also thank the local Foresters for supporting The Bobby Van Trust through various events. At their Christmas carol concert and meal, at Hamptworth Golf Club, we were presented with cheques totalling £940. Thank you again for your generosity.

Since 1998, the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust has secured in excess of 15,300 homes of elderly and vulnerable people across Wiltshire and Swindon. Without such generosity this free service would not be available.

If you are 60 or above, or have a disability, and would like a free security check, then please contact the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust on 01225 794652 or at bobbyvan@wiltshire.police.uk.

Donations are always gratefully received and sponsorship opportunities are available. Go to wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk.

MICK LEIGHFIELD, Bobby Van Operator

I WOULD like to say thank you to the good samaritan who stopped to help us on Christmas morning.

Our car had broken down at the junction of Butts Road and Castle Road. A young man pulled up behind us and asked if we would like him to take a look. He told us what was wrong, explained to my husband how to drive the car slowly home and then stopped the traffic on Castle Road so that we could pull out.

He saved us a long wait for a recovery van, we were able to swap to our other car and get to our daughter’s house without missing any of the day’s fun with our granddaughter. We were really touched by his kindness and hope that he and his family enjoyed their Christmas.


MR Santa and Miss Santa Claus came round Salisbury to deliver the children’s presents around all areas.

We very much appreciated the organisers, Mr and Mrs Tony Gater and Eddie Watts.

Thank you all very much for making our evening very special this Christmas Eve.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year. Keep the hard work up.

CHARLOTTE WELSH, Winterbourne Earls

I WOULD like to say thank you to the following for all their help and kindness over the past year. I am 86 years young and live on my own, and their help and kindness has been great.

My two daughters, Brenda and Maureen, who are always there for me at all times. Sonia, my nurse and friend who never fails me, all the staff at Endless Street surgery, City Cabs and all their drivers, Roger from Age Concern, and last but not least, my two hairdressers, Joan and Lesley.

VERA FITTON, Bishopdown

THE NHS staff, both in A&E and Tisbury Ward at Salisbury District Hospital are extremely efficient and caring and I am profoundly grateful to them all.

Not only for their professionalism but for the friendly, caring way they carried out their duties - and the food was delicious. Many thanks.

JEAN KIFF, Salisbury

I WOULD like to give praise to Salisbury District Hospital’s day care surgery.

The surgeon, anaesthetist and staff were so kind. A special thanks to Simeon, my nurse, for his care, and tea and toast. Very much appreciated.