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Seniors raise money for air ambulance

MELKSHAM Seniors raised £150 in a raffle for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and presented them with a cheque on Tuesday 25th September at their air base in Semington.  Brian Warwick said,…

Darts team give prize money to youth charity

MELKSHAM Summer Darts Team donated their prize money of £640 to the Youth Adventure Trust after member, Tracy Smith, took on the Cotswold Way challenge.  At the end of June…

Go-karting fundraiser to support Arctic Circle charity challenge

TWO friends preparing to take on the challenge of a lifetime in the Arctic Circle, travelling over 250km on dog sleds, have organised a go-karting event to help raise money…

Fundraiser ‘digs deep’ and climbs Mt.Kilimanjaro

LOCAL woman, Fiona Staniforth beat exhaustion and extreme temperatures to make it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising over £2,000 for the charity, Dig Deep.  Alongside 15 other fundraisers,…

Girls’ holiday sponsored swim raises £4,500 for charity

THREE young friends took on a sponsored swim challenge whilst on holiday in memory of Dan Looker, two of the girls’ father, who died suddenly of sepsis last May.  …

Bowerhill Barkers continue mission

THE Bowerhill Barkers continue on their mission to raise money for Guide Dogs Southampton, raising another £376.56.  The fundraisers spent the day outside Asda in Melksham, raising more money to go…

Who will take home the trophy this year?

TWO businesses will go head-to-head in a charity football re-match in aid of Macmillan and Wiltshire Air Ambulance, but who will take home the trophy this year? Travis Perkins of…

Melksham News reporter takes on Great North Run for charity

HE writes the news, now he’s making the news! Melksham News’ very own roving reporter, Ben Fenlon, will be hitting the streets of Newcastle next month to raise money for charity…

A month of pedalling – cycle challenge of 300 miles for charity

Former George Ward School student, Gemma McNair, will cycle 300 miles throughout September for Cancer Research UK, in memory of Whitley resident, Christopher Bainton, who died in March.   Gemma,…

Local woman organises sponsored walk in aid of Breast Cancer Care

LOCAL resident, Tracie Winslow, has organised a sponsored walk on Sunday 16th September to raise money for Breast Cancer Care after her family’s experience this year.  Originally planned for just…