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Mayor’s donation for local debt advice charity

MAYOR of Melksham, cllr Adrienne Westbrook, presented a cheque for £400 raised at the recent mayor’s reception to Hope Debt Advice, her chosen charity for the year.  The mayor said,…

Estate agent tackles marathon for breast cancer charity

LETTINGS director at Kingstons Estate Agents in Melksham, Alistair Saunders, ran his first marathon on Sunday 14th April raising money for Breast Cancer Now.  Alistair completed the Brighton Marathon, running…

Sisters all set for big charity jump this weekend

Melksham sisters, Chloe and Kerry Sartain, will be taking part in a skydive this week to raise money for charity. The pair will be jumping out of a plane from…

Local man takes on 100-mile cycle for cancer charity

LOCAL man, Mark Watts, is taking part in the London 100 mile cycling event in August in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The event is the largest festival of cycling…

Brownie raising money for guide dog charity

MELKSHAM Brownie, Millie Penny, has been raising money for Guide Dogs, with the help of the Bowerhill Barkers, in order to gain her charities interest badge. Millie, who is seven,…

Pupils join ‘virtual choir’ to help beat cancer

Children from the River Mead School joined a ‘virtual choir’ last week in a rendition of “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars to help raise money to beat cancer. The…

Charity lunch for Dorothy House and Water Aid

A CHARITY lunch will be held at Shaw School hall this weekend to raise money for Dorothy House and Water Aid. The event will be held this Sunday, 14th April, from 12pm.…

Mental health support is available locally

Kestrel Court on Bowerhill held a fundraiser event for the Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre on Thursday 21st March. Residents said, “We raised £268 by holding an afternoon tea,…

Funds raised for wildlife rescue centre

Kestrel Court on Bowerhill held a fundraiser event for the Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre on Thursday 21st March. Residents said, “We raised £268 by holding an afternoon tea,…

Don’t look down! Mother and daughter abseil for charity

A MOTHER-daughter duo will be abseiling 200ft down Avon Gorge on Sunday 14th April to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. After having read an article in the Melksham News…