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Stonar pupils raise over £5,000 for the Sumatran Orangutan Society

At the start of this year, Stonar’s Prep school chose to support the charity Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) They have gone on to raise a grand total of £5,156.34. When…

THANKS FROM MELKSHAM LIONS!

Melksham Lions have praised the generosity of the community after another successful festive season of fundraising. Their popular Father Christmas float, which toured the town visiting shops and residential areas,…

Whitley Golf Club Captains’ Day raises £2,500 for the Air Ambulance

Whitley Golf Club has presented a cheque for £2,500 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which was raised by a Captains’ Charity Day, held last May. The air ambulance is the club…

Fundraising quiz night for Forest Friends

FOREST Friends are holding a fundraising ‘Ploughman’s and Quiz Night’ on Friday 7th February at Forest and Sandridge School.  Starting at 7pm, teams of a maximum of six are invited…

Village pub smashes 10-year fundraising target

THE White Hart pub in Atworth has smashed its 10-year target of raising £50,000 for local causes and charities. Pub owners, Kirsty and Nathan Cortilla, have announced that in 2019 the…

Help get the town tidy this weekend!

THE next ‘Town Tidy’ event will be held this weekend – Saturday 1st February and Sunday 2nd February. The regular community event is now facilitated by local group ‘Melksham Bloomers’…

Melksham Town donate kit to youth in Africa

MELKSHAM Town FC have donated kit to the ‘Taking Football to Africa and Beyond’ charitable appeal, helping children and adults receive aid through football.  Kits donated by Melksham Town were…

Service for vulnerable young people receives funding boost

An intervention service for vulnerable young people in the Melksham area has received funding for an additional six months. Funding for the Melksham Targeted Intervention Service for 13 to 19-year…

More volunteers needed for scheme which supports for children in care

A scheme which links independent adult volunteers with young people in care is looking for more people to join its committed team. An independent visitor (IV) offers regular long-term support…

Ill children receive Christmas presents thanks to local garage

MEADS of Melksham donated £400 worth of Christmas presents to children at Bath RUH last month following a Facebook competition.  Meads of Melksham are known on social media for their competitions…