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10 year-old shaves her head for ‘Raising for Raife’

A YOUNG girl has shaved off her hair, raising over £600 for local charity Raising for Raife. 10-year-old Skye Williams-Marvel, who has recently changed her name to Raven, took to…

A bus load of thanks

MELKSHAM Community Bus, which is run under the auspices of Melksham Council of Community Service, recently received a donation of £600 from Waitrose. This was a result of the Community Matters…

Brownies raise money for Dorothy House

A BROWNIE pack in Melksham has presented a cheque to the Dorothy House Hospice Care charity. Lynne Smith said, “1st Melksham Brownies have been working really hard fundraising for Dorothy…

Paralympic champion supports new airbase

PARALYMPIC swimming champion Stephanie Millward MBE is encouraging people to help build a better future for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and complete the fundraising for its new airbase. Stephanie, from Box,…

Fighting spirit shown in Melksham Open Gardens

THE local committee of the Children’s Society would like to say a big “Thank You” to all the gardeners, the visitors and the partakers of cream teas for supporting us in…

Melksham charity shop supported by Teletubbies

A Melksham charity shop is helping the Teletubbies to keep youngsters entertained during the summer holidays, whilst raising vital funds for vulnerable children at the same time. A new range…

Piecemakers Quillt Group raise £450 for Air Ambulance

BROUGHTON Gifford Piecemakers recently held an exhibition of their work at Broughton Gifford Village Hall helping to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Representing the group, Ann Finch said, “On…

Schoolboy braves the shave for charity

A MELKSHAM schoolboy  has shaved off all his hair to raise money for charity. Thirteen-year old Cameron Pearce has raised £260 by losing all his hair for Macmillan Cancer Support, taking…

Team of 19 will take on UK’s hardest assault course

A WOMAN from Melksham, along with 18 of her work colleagues, will be taking part in Tough Mudder on Saturday 19th August to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Sara Robinson…

Melksham veteran wins silver medal at the Warrior Games

A DISABLED veteran from Melksham has returned victorious from the Warrior Games in Chicago, USA, winning a silver medal for swimming for the United Kingdom team. Competing in the S6 category for…

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