A CHARITY providing a home security service for elderly and vulnerable people is set to benefit after a golf club picked it as their charity for 2009.

Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club announced the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust as their charity of the year whilst hosting a competition to mark the appointment of the new captain, Tony Boulton.

The trust, which has been operating for 11 years, and runs nationwide after being such a success in the area.

It provides courtesy home security services for older, vulnerable and disadvantaged people who have been subject to crimes including distraction burglaries and domestic assault.

Its aims are to reduce the fear of crime while cutting the likelihood of people being victims again.

Wiltshire Bobby Van director Jennie Shaw said: “The trust relies entirely upon donations and the generosity of the public and local businesses in order to keep the service running.

“In these times of financial hardship, it is especially difficult; however, we are truly grateful for all of the help and support from Tony and the golf club”.

Mr Boulton, formerly a detective constable with Wiltshire Police, said: “I chose the Bobby Van as our nominated charity because it’s local, close to my heart and job, and I can directly see the good work that it does.”