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Volunteering role has led to ‘fantastic friendship’

A MELKSHAM town councillor is encouraging local people to volunteer, following her own positive experience that has led to a ‘fantastic friendship’ with a local woman.  Saffi Rabey volunteered for…

Bookings open for this year’s Food and River Festival!

Planning for this year’s Melksham Food and River Festival has got off to a flying start when bookings were launched for stalls on 1st January.   Chair of the festival…

£1,600 boost for Melksham Free Dining

LOCAL supermarket, Asda, has awarded local charity, Melksham Free Dining, a grant of £1,600. Organisers say, “With great and renowned community spirit, Asda recognised the benefits that residents reap from…

Volunteering for Wiltshire Mind

The county’s local mental health charity, Wiltshire Mind, is looking to recruit a new team of volunteer fundraisers to help raise awareness of mental health, and much needed funds.  …

New Travel Friends service for older people, can you help?

Age UK Wiltshire is piloting a new service ‘Travel Friends’. The service aims to reduce loneliness for socially isolated older people and to help them to reconnect with their local…

Melksham Link is looking for volunteer drivers

Are you friendly and outgoing, like driving and have a bit of spare time?  If so, Melksham Link would love to hear from you.    The group is on the…

Summer Reading volunteers needed at Melksham library

MELKSHAM Library is looking for volunteers to help support children during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  They say, “Have you got a few spare hours each week over the summer?…

Volunteers needed at Melksham’s Covid vaccination clinic

MELKSHAM’S Covid vaccination clinic is appealing for more volunteers to join their team.  Volunteer roles at the clinic based at Spencer’s Sports and Social Club, include helping in the car…

Can you help Melksham Link? Community transport scheme is looking for volunteers

VOLUNTEER transport scheme, Melksham Link, is appealing for help to continue its much-needed service.  Chairman Richard Bell says, “Melksham And District Link Scheme, to give its full title, is a…

‘Egg-cellent’ Easter donation for foodbank

OVER 700 Easter eggs have been donated to Melksham Foodbank.  A total of 721 eggs were donated by the community and local businesses, smashing last year’s total of 535. The…

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