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Getting fit to run Bath Half for children’s hospice charity

Melksham mother, Emily Parry, is taking part in the Bath Half Marathon next year for the second year in support of local charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).  Like so…

Play areas get solar farm funding boost

IMPROVEMENTS will be made to three play areas in Melksham – thanks to a community benefit fund payment from the Sandridge Solar Farm. Approximately £40,000, will be split between two…

Melksham News team member gets running for refugees

MELKSHAM News’ office administrator, Samantha Allwood, is raising money for the British Red Cross to help support refugees in the UK. Samantha is taking part in the charity’s ‘Miles for…

Sponsored walk and live music for RUH Forever Friends

LOCAL fundraiser, Tracie Winslow, is holding a sponsored walk to raise money for the RUH Forever Friends’ 20th anniversary on Saturday 14th September walking along the canal path from Devizes…

Third ‘Forest Fest’ a success!

THE Foresters Arms’ ‘Forest Fest’ was a success yet again, raising £1,140 for Resolution PTSD and £231 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.  This was the third annual ‘Forest Fest’ that saw…

Construction company donates to Young Melksham’s renovations

A local construction company is lending Young Melksham a helping hand with upcoming renovations at the Canberra Centre. Bowerhill-based Rigg Construction will be replacing and renovating the existing toilet block…

Mighty Titans ‘warm-up’ at ultra marathon for charity challenge

THE Mighty Titans of Bowerhill completed a 100km ultra-marathon last month – and another ‘epic’ challenge is on the way. Twelve runners – who all train at New Era Fitness…

Knitters help to keep air ambulance flying

KNITTERS in Melksham have helped Co-op Funeralcare to raise £700 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance this year by selling hand-knitted clothes for children.  Co-op Funeralcare, on Church Street, have been displaying…

Charity football match raises over £2,000

TWO businesses in Melksham, Travis Perkins and Knorr-Bremse, went head to head for the third time in a charity football match, raising the sum of £2,115.61 for Macmillan Cancer Support…

Help turn Wiltshire yellow and green to support your local air ambulance!

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance is calling on people to show their support by turning the county yellow and green this September. The charity is asking people, community groups, schools, colleges and…

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