News and events

Lady Lansdowne befriends pensioner for scheme supported by coronavirus fund

05 June 2020

Lady Lansdowne has been helping a 92-year-old isolated from her family through lockdown after volunteering as a befriender for Wiltshire Sight. The charity has been given £5,000 from Wiltshire Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund to set up the network of phone befrienders after it became concerned about how many of its service users were on their own.

St Margaret's Prep School Rainbow Run

02 June 2020

​Children and their families who were dressed as rainbows brought smiles to the streets of Wiltshire when they took part in a run that met lockdown restrictions to raise charity cash. Pupils of St Margaret’s Preparatory School, Calne raised more than £2,000 for the The Rainbow Trust - a charity which supports families with sick children.

How can I help?

22 May 2020

Our cover image on the July/August issue was painted by a Wiltshire mother, who wants to share through her art, the reality faced by two of her children who are frontline workers

Gap year student raising funds for Stars Appeal

13 May 2020

Ned Holland, an 18 year-old student from Broad Chalke will be performing a live Instagram gig this Friday night in aid of the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal.

We shall never forget - VE Day

07 May 2020

We talk to a selection of Wiltshire Life readers who share their memories of that remarkable day in 1945 when Victory in Europe was declared

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.

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.

Celebrating 800 years and new arrivals

01 May 2020

On Monday 28th April as Salisbury Cathedral celebrated its 800th birthday – the day the first foundation stones of the Cathedral were laid in 1220 -the following day there were celebrations of a different kind as the first Peregrine Falcon chick hatched, followed by a second

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.

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.