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CURVES in Avonside, Melksham, have presented a cheque to Stepping Stones special needs nursery following a month of fundraising which was triggered by a story in the Melksham News.
The women-only gym handed a cheque over to the nursery for £576.60 after they decided to run a series of fundraising events after one of their members was pictured on a recent front page of Melksham News campaigning to raise money for Stepping Stones.
The nursery in Trowbridge serves west Wiltshire and is used by many children from Melksham with special needs. However the centre, which requires £50,000 a year to run on top of money already provided by the local authority, has been told that £10,000 of funding it usually receives from Wiltshire Council has been removed after central government withdrew its ‘aiming high for disabled children’ grants.
Curves started off their month of fundraising events with a pancake tossing event before hosting a coffee morning, circuit, raffle and bring and buy sale.
Manager Sue Armstrong said, “After we saw the story in the Melksham News which one of our members, Julie, is part of, we decided we had to do something so decided to dedicate our fundraising efforts to them.”
Stepping Stones fundraising co-ordinator Sarah Cottle received the cheque. She said, “It is fantastic to receive this amount of money from Curves. It makes a huge difference and we really do appreciate it.”
To find out more about Curves call 01225 793278 or visit the gym at Unit 3D, Avonside Enterprise Park.