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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…

Autumn party boost for Melksham charity

MELKSHAM’S Cancer Research group has raised £1,284.60 following a recent autumn party night held at Shaw Hotel.  The event included a photo service by Mark and Karen Giles from M&G…

Melksham opticians get involved as christmas card competition sets sights on charity

EIGHT Wiltshire and North East Somerset opticians have teamed up to offer primary school children the chance to design a Christmas card which will be sold to raise money for…

Sue Ryder fundraiser success as Melksham fun day attracts crowds

Sue Ryder fundraiser success as Melksham fun day attracts crowds

SUE Ryder’s fun day was held at the Melksham charity shop on Saturday 7th September. Tracie Winslow, shop manager said, “We raised £451.74 through holding a Mad Hatter’s tea party,…