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You must be ‘MMAD’! Drama club trio prepare for charity skydive

THREE friends  are preparing to jump out of a plane from 10,000ft high for charity – and two of them have a fear of flying! Charlotte Paskin, Sarah Badger and Joe…

Valentine’s ball raises £10,000 for cancer charity

SISTERS-in-law Mikayla Ayliffe and Kayleigh Gullis, from Melksham  have raised £10,000 for Cancer Research UK by organising a Valentine’s Charity Ball. Mikayla and Kayleigh organised the ball on Saturday 16th…

Community Meals receives funding boost

Melksham Community Meals was given a much-appreciated boost last week with a donation of £1,000 from the Asda Foundation. Melksham Community Meals launched in February this year, replacing the Melksham…

Local woman to abseil for air ambulance

A MELKSHAM local is preparing to abseil 200ft down the Avon Gorge next month for charity. Debbie Vines will be raising money for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance at the event on Sunday…

Deputy Head of PE runs Bath Half for Air Ambulance

MORE than 50 people raised vital funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance by running the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday (17 March), whilst its helicopter flew overhead. The Wiltshire Air Ambulance…

Gym raises funds for out box bullying charity in SAS mountain climb

A GYM in Melksham  has raised over £1,700 for an ‘outbox bullying’ programme for children, by taking part in an SAS-style mountain climb.  The Contender Gym reports, “Exercise High Walk, more…

Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal comes to Melksham

Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, has launched its annual Great Daffodil Appeal.  Held every March, the appeal calls on people to donate and wear one of the charity’s daffodil pins…

Think pink! Curves’ big fundraising month to help breast cancer charities

CURVES in Avonside,  Melksham, is waiving all services fees for new customers this month in their continued efforts to raise money for breast cancer charities. Manager Sue Armstrong said, “This…

An abseil adventure for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

EXPERIENCE Avon Gorge in Bristol from a different perspective – by abseiling down the iconic landmark. Wiltshire Air Ambulance is holding its first ever abseil and is looking for adventurous…

Pie and pud evening raises £147 to help end Polio

MELKSHAM Rotary celebrated Rotary day on Saturday 23rd February with a fundraising ‘pie and pud’ evening raising £147 for Purple4Polio. The club reports, “Melksham Rotary members enjoyed a Pie and…