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Abseil-utely fabulous! Sarah’s Big Drop raises funds for hearing loss charity

A WOMAN has raised £300 for charity after abseiling from the Newport Transporter Bridge in South Wales. Sarah Surry, who works for Leekes in Melksham, took part in the ‘Big Drop’ earlier…

Rotary Club fundraises for disaster victims

THE Melksham Rotary Club has raised £256 for people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and the recent earthquake in Mexico. At the end of September, representatives from the club…

New Airbase is taking shape as fundraising appeal continues!

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance held a topping out ceremony earlier this month to mark the progress of the building work on its new airbase on the outskirts of Melksham. The project…

Dashing Santas & cheeky Elves!

ENTRIES are now open for Dorothy House Hospice Care’s 7th annual Santa & Elf Run on Sunday 3rd December.  The 2.5k or 5k fun run is open to all ages and…

Harvest Festival at Daisychain Nursery

CHILDREN at Daisychain have been learning that harvest is a celebration of crops, fruit and vegetables grown on the land, and that Harvest Festival is marked in churches during September or…

Carer charity tops fundraising target – then launches new appeal

AN appeal to raise £25,000 to give Wiltshire’s thousands of unpaid carers a break, has beaten the target. The Time for Carers Appeal was launched in January by the charity Carer…

Melksham joins ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

LOCAL businesses and residents had a perfect reason to get together for coffee and cake recently, as they joined people across the country for Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Coffee…

Melksham RAFA’s ‘Battle of Britain’ evening raises £411

THE Melksham branch of the Royal Air Forces Association raised £411 for the Wings Appeal at a Battle of Britain evening last month. Secretary of Melksham RAFA, Tony Horton said, “Dougie…

Christie Miller takes on ‘£500 Challenge’ for Air Ambulance

CHRISTIE Miller Sports Centre in Bowerhill, part of the Places for People Leisure Group, has taken on a fundraising challenge set by Wiltshire Air Ambulance, to raise vital funds for the…

Lifesaving pet oxygen masks arrive at Melksham Fire Brigade

THANKS to the fundraising efforts of a group of locals, the Melksham Fire Brigade has become the first crew in Wiltshire and Dorset to be trained in the use of lifesaving…