A SALISBURY disaster response volunteer organisation has received a £10,000 grant from lottery funding.

Serve On’s Community Resilience Team was given the money from the Big Lottery Fund, allowing them to purchase a new kit van.

On April 27, Salisbury MP John Glen visited Serve On’s HQ at Salisbury Fire Station to mark the hand-over of the keys for the vehicle.

Chief Fire Officer Ben Ansell and other members of the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were also present.

Serve On operations manager Craig Elsdon said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to The Big Lottery Fund and thank you to Lottery players everywhere.

“It will help us to make a big difference to people’s lives.”

The new van will help Serve On transport equipment and tents more easily to where they are needed.

The Community Resilience Team has worked to help flooding victims in Tadcaster, Keswick and Coverack.

Before the purchase of the new van, the team had often been forced to make multiple journeys to these locations to bring the required equipment.

In March, the team also assisted with problems around the Storm Emma snow, including clearing roads, freeing trapped motorists and ferrying district and community nurses to remote patients.