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Community rallies together to give popular local man the ‘send-off he deserves’

THE Melksham community has rallied together to raise over £1,300 to pay for the funeral of popular local man, Maurice Eyles, who tragically died earlier this month. Over 80 donations have…

Bowerhill Barkers raise over £130 at artisan market

LOCAL fundraising group, Bowerhill Barkers, raised £135.55 for Guide Dogs at last weekend’s artisan market at the Littlebrook Courtyard. Their latest efforts bring their grand total raised so far to over £2,000.…

Father’s charity single appeal for daughter

A MELKSHAM father is appealing for people to purchase and download a charity single to raise money for a cause close to his heart. Lowbourne Osteopaths’ Caspar Hull’s 22-year-old daughter, Cicely Hull,…

Three mountains conquered in 24 hours

EIGHT friends have completed the Three Peaks Challenge, walking a total of 23 miles and ascending 3064m, raising £2,300 for The Devizes Opportunity Centre. Friends Bradley Overton, Alex Dobbins, David…

‘Who let the Bowerhill Barkers out?!’ Fundraisers hit the High Street for guide dogs

NEW fundraising group, Bowerhill Barkers, has continued with their efforts to raise money for Guide Dogs collecting £100 at a recent event. The group took over local cafe, Grounded, on the High…

Woman conquers Ben Nevis in memory of her father

IN MEMORY of her father, Keith Mainstone, who died earlier this year from a chronic lung disease, Leonie Mainstone conquered the heights of Ben Nevis, on the hottest day of…

Melksham Music Festival celebrates sponsorship deal

THE upcoming Melksham Music Festival has received a financial boost from global giants Carlsberg, with a £1,000 donation towards the two-day event. Representatives from the Melksham Music Festival committee met with…

School fete raises a ‘wild’ £3,600

BOWERHILL School  had a ‘wild’ time at their fete which featured a Wild West theme, and was opened by Melksham Carnival royalty. There was plenty to keep everyone entertained during…

Dog show to raise funds for local dog rescue group

A group of friends who have set up an organisation called Leash of Life, are holding a fundraiser to help support their continued work rescuing Romanian and Spanish street dogs.…

Council team hits the road in Bustard Ride for charity

A team from Wiltshire Council, led by two of the authority’s corporate directors, are preparing for a gruelling 130-mile sponsored bike ride around the county. Also coming along for the…

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