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Students raise money for Cancer Research

TWO students from Aloeric School are fundraising for Cancer Research Kids and Teens after their cousin was diagnosed with leukaemia.  Shanel and Amellio Wnek-Coelho decided to raise money for the…

Volunteers prepare to ship refugee donations

DONATIONS from Melksham for the Syrian refugees  have started to be distributed to the refugee camps. The people of Melksham showed incredible generosity in response to the refugee crisis and…

Capes and trainers at the ready for charity fun run

PUPILS at Bowerhill Primary School took place in a sponsored fun run last week and managed to raise over £2,000 for CLIC Sargent. The entire school of around 370 children took part…

Best foot forward for Dorothy House

Melksham Motor Spares have been fundraising throughout 2015 to raise funds for Dorothy House after accepting a challenge to be one of 100 companies to raise £1,000 for the charity. …

Morsecurity raise £576 for charity at Rob Beckett gig

SECURITY company, Morsecurity based in Melksham raised £576.28 at the Rob Beckett gig last month. Director Paul McDonald said, “The guys decided that they wanted to donate their wages for…

Fancy dress fundraising for Wiltshire care team

Staff from Somerset Care’s Wiltshire Community Services team are always looking for new ways to raise money for charity.  On Friday 13th November the team, based at Challeymead Business Park…

Curves raises £1,703 for Breast Cancer Care

CURVES in Avonside, Melksham has raised £1,703.61 for Breast Cancer Care. During the month of October, Curves joined a worldwide campaign to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and…

Santa Dash for Dorothy House

LOCAL people are being asked to don their Santa hats and running shoes on Sunday 6th December, to join in Dorothy House’s annual Santa Dash fun run in Winsley. The 6km…

Couple’s thanks for generous Poppy Appeal donations

Susan and Tony Horton, from Melksham RAFA, are thanking the public for helping them with another year’s successful Poppy Appeal collections. Tony said, “We would like to thank all the…

Ted’s Big Bake Off in Melksham

MELKSHAM Oak School had a special visitor last month, when   they took part in the nationwide fundraiser ‘Ted’s Big Bake Off’ to raise money for the RUH.  Laura Pearce, for…