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Sue Ryder Melksham has Christmas fundraiser success

Sue Ryder held a Christmas Fundraiser on Saturday 21st December, with a special visit from Santa!  Tracie Winslow, manager said, “On the day we had a tombola, lucky dip and…

Swimathon at Melksham Blue Pool for Sport Relief

MELKSHAM Blue Pool is once again holding a Swimathon on 21st-23rd March in aid of Sport Relief. The event has been popular with local swimmers for a number of years with…

Fundraising is back on track in Melksham

COOPER Tires held a fundraising venture which raised £1,516 for the “Back on Track” Stroke Rehabilitation Service. Ticket sales for the Canteen Christmas raffle raised £758.00 and this was then…

Melksham couple’s Christmas lights help raise money for charity

Melksham couple’s Christmas lights help raise money for charity

A COUPLE from Longford Road have turned their home into a winter wonderland to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Support. Shirley and Gwilym Watson have spent thousands of pounds on…

Melksham’s own calendar selling fast

The new Melksham Calendar for 2014 is selling fast at the Tourist Information Centre.  The calendar depicts scenes of Melksham throughout the year, showing various groups in the town; Scouts,…

£2,000 boost for Melksham Gateway Club

£2,000 boost for Melksham Gateway Club

THE Conservative Club in Melksham has handed over a cheque for thousands of pounds to the Melksham and Corsham Gateway club following a race night.  At a presentation held at…

Great North Run completed to raise money for Dorothy House

Great North Run completed to raise money for Dorothy House

A WOMAN from Beanacre has completed her first half-marathon in memory of her friend who died of cancer.  Linda Roberts completed the 13.1 mile distance at the Great North Run…

Melksham’s own Christmas cards to support town’s lights

FOUR decorative Christmas cards have been designed by a Melksham photographer to help raise funds for the Christmas Lights Group. Andy York, from Andy York Photography, has created four different…

90-year-old knits her 500th hat for Operation Christmas child

90-year-old knits her 500th hat for Operation Christmas child

A 90 year-old from Melksham has knitted her 500th hat for the Operation Christmas Child appeal.  Iris Hope was inspired to knit so many hats for the appeal which each…

Local charities and churches combine to help orphanage

FOLLOWING two successful visits to the Village of Hope, in Romania, Capstone and Cross, a Melksham-based charity organised a further trip this autumn to create art works with and for…