Salisbury charity victim of vandalism again

Salisbury charity victim of vandalism again

Published by Spire FM News at 5:46am 16th April 2019.

Serve On has released a letter to the vandals who have targetted their Chilmark training area yet again.

In August 2018 the disaster response charity had their support vehicle put out of use when it was covered in paint and left with smashed 

Now the same van - which has been used for road traffic collision training since the vandalism - has been pushed down a hill into a fence, causing a large dent.

It happened over the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd.

There have also been incidents of petty theft and broken windows, that's despite the charity making sure it does not keep valuables on site.

Damaged Serve On Van
Damage that was caused to the Serve On support vehicle in 2018

Extra safety measures are being put into place to stop any more incidents.

Serve On's Operations Manager, Craig Elsdon, has issued a letter to the perpetrators, saying:

"We'd really like to help you make some good decisions, the sort of decisions that could help you go further in life and feel good about yourselves.

Before that, we need to let you know the impact you are causing and to who.

The area and equipment you damage has been paid for by generous donations from the public who support our work."

Serve On
Letter to vandals from Serve On

Serve On volunteers all over the world, helping out local and international communities during times of crisis - aiding in things like flood and earthquake relief, and donations are always needed.

Craig highlighted this in his open letter:

"We are a charity. Our members raise the money to pay for this training and equipment by using their own time and effort, so it is hugely frustrating when some of that money has to be spent replacing things that have been broken by thoughtless acts of petty vandalism.

Your actions may seem fun to you but they have consequences.

The extra money we are having to put into security is diverting money away from other projects."

If you have any information about the vandalism call police on 101, quoting 54190028743.

Or you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

And, if you would like to support the charity with a donation, you can do that online via the Charities Aid Foundation website

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