Bristol's top Bhangra band, RSVP, rocked a quiet village near Calne on Friday 9th May, combining modern Indian dance music with entertaining dance instruction for guests at a Bollywood Ball held by The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

The Trust runs three highly-equipped transit vans which travel throughout Wiltshire and Swindon visiting the homes of elderly and vulnerable people who have been, or are particularly likely to be, susceptible to burglary or domestic violence. Home security is improved, totally free of charge, to prevent unauthorised access and advice is provided on avoiding doorstep conmen. Sanctuary Schemes throughout the County also enlist the service of the Trust to strengthen homes where domestic violence has been a problem and an aggressor needs to be withheld from the property.

The Bollywood Ball is one of many activities the Trust regularly organises to raise much-needed funds. A great many people supported the event, including local artist, John Harris, who generously created a 40ft long Taj Mahal-inspired doorway for the marquee, and the Sultan restaurant in Melksham supplied a wonderful selection of delicious Indian food.

Later this year, The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust celebrates its 10th anniversary with a visit from its enthusiastic patron, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, who will also present new Bobby Vans to the team to help their excellent service continue.