News and events

2020 EMERGENCY AUCTION to raise important funds for The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

01 May 2020

Please help us by spreading the word about this auction and have some fun bidding as The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust is really run off its feet at the moment with the lockdown in place. It really needs important funds to continue to serve the community and there are fabulous lots on offer from dinner for two with actor Rupert Everett to wine, the chance to have a painting of your dog and a 6 month subscription to Wiltshire Life.

Salisbury Cathedral celebrates 800th anniversary

01 May 2020

On the 800th anniversary of the laying of its foundations Salisbury Cathedral launched an interactive virtual tour of Celebrating 800 years of Spirit and Endeavour, its largest contemporary art exhibition for nearly two decades.

Wiltshire Community Foundation grant helps Relate counsel troubled couples in lockdown

30 April 2020

​A WILTSHIRE Community Foundation grant will help a relationship counselling charity prepare for a surge in calls from couples pushed to crisis point in lockdown. Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire, which covers Salisbury and surrounding area, has already seen the effects of troubled couples being trapped together over the past month and is bracing itself for a rise in domestic abuse and marriage breakdown.

Acclaimed Author John Le Carré patron of Julia's House

30 April 2020

Acclaimed espionage author, John le Carré, best known for his novels Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, will become a Patron of Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice charity.

Salisbury Museum launches a contemporary collecting project

30 April 2020

The Salisbury Museum is launching its first oral history project: ‘COVID-19 Diaries for Salisbury’ in order to capture the impact that the coronavirus is having on the city and its residents.

Wiltshire Troops form guard of honour for Captain Tom Moore

16 April 2020

This morning soldiers from Warminster based 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment formed a Guard of Honour for veteran Capt Tom Moore as he completed his fundraising walk. More than £12m has been donated to NHS charities thanks to Tom’s efforts. The soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment – a modern-day unit with links to Tom’s former regiment – gathered at his home to congratulate him at a safe distance.

Salisbury Cathedral celebrates Holy Week and Easter online

05 April 2020

​For centuries Morning Prayer and Evensong have been said or sung daily at Salisbury Cathedral, as have regular Sunday services and weekday Eucharists. Last week all that changed and the ancient rhythm of prayer, song and reflection had to be re-imagined for our new and strange times.

Salisbury based charity adapts to tackle Covid-19

02 April 2020

The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak has been particularly hard felt by charities and those who they support. The day-to-day operations are now being forced to adapt whilst new, innovative ways of fundraising are also required with traditional events off the schedule. For Salisbury-based homeless charity Alabaré, the way in which they help the homeless has had to completely change.

Ancient High Sherriff ceremony switched to video call to beat coronavirus

27 March 2020

AN ancient ceremony to swear in Wiltshire’s High Sheriff, usually conducted in front of hundreds of people, was carried out on a video conference in front of just seven because of coronavirus restrictions.​

Urgent appeal launched to support the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak

25 March 2020

South-West based homeless charity Alabaré have launched an emergency appeal to support those affected by homelessness after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.