While many of the usual events are not taking place this year, the following community activities are happening around Melksham. If you know of any that are not listed please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
While there will be no official switch on this year, the team of volunteers are working hard to make sure the Christmas lights in Melksham are even more spectacular than ever. They will be switched on at some point before 6pm on Saturday 5th December.
You can support their hard work by donating here
Christmas Shop Window Competition
Melksham Town Council are hosting their annual Christmas Shop Window competition as usual this year. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be judging the beautiful windows on the 11th and 12th December. To enter please contact David.McKnight@melksham-tc.gov.uk
Clare Richter is creating a map of decorated houses around Melksham as a Christms Trail. Over 40 houses are taking part and the map will show where they all are so people can enjoy a walk around town to see them all.
The full information is here.
Elves will be hiding in front gardens and windows all around Melksham as part of the ManorSchool’s Elf Trail from Saturday 5th December until Sunday 13th December.
Collect all the elf names and post your entry form in the box outside school or email your entry to email@example.com to enter a prize draw to win a Christmas goodies hamper.
Money raised will go towards Christmas activities in the classrooms for our children, as sadly due to Covid19 they won’t be able to have the usual whole school disco or Christmas Fayre.
There will also be a vote for the best dressed elf on The Manor’s social media channels.
Please make a small donation to get the link to download the map and entry form. (Please note a 2% admin charge will be added to your donation)
Thanks for your support!
The Manor School PTFA
Donate and get instructions to download maps here:
The Food Bank are accepting donations of tinned or dry food as usual.
Drop off points are
◦ Asda, Sainsbury’s or Waitrose supermarkets
◦ St. Damien’s GP Surgery (at Melksham Hospital)
◦ John Stuart Funeral Directors (Bank Street)
◦ Any church in Melksham
◦ Nationwide in Melksham
CHRISTMAS BOXES – SECOND DROP-OFF!
Melksham Town Council has opted to serve as a drop-off point for Operation Christmas Child for a second period, now we are out of lockdown. We will be available for drop offs next week from Monday, 7 Dec to Thursday, 10 Dec from 9 AM to 12 PM. Please ring the bell at the front of Melksham Town Hall when dropping off. If this week is not convenient, or if you have a large number of boxes to drop off, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a different time and day. Thank you for all your generosity and contribution to this terrific cause!
The fantastic FXT ‘Festive Dash’ virtual fitness challenge for local charity - ‘Helping Victims of Domestic Violence’ will be released soon! This will involve wearing anything festive (e.g. it can be as little as wearing tinsel in your hair to a full-on Santa outfit ) and either walking or running 5k / 10k or half marathon on Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th December. On completion you can choose either a lovely snowman or Xmas pudding medal.
All profits raised from this will purchase a Xmas shoe box or hamper for people that have experienced domestic violence & can’t afford to buy Xmas presents for their families. If you were thinking of donating to a charity this Xmas please consider this one
More info coming soon! Please share this as wide as possible. For further info about the charity please see the link below. Thanks sooo much, Justin
are now available to buy on eBay
For the first time, the Bloom Team have produced their own Christmas cards .. they are available to buy on eBay here, don’t miss out!
We are looking for some amazing people who will cook an extra portion (or two) of Christmas dinner and deliver it to someone living nearby.
We have a dozen or so copies in stock of our “Melksham Remembers World War 1 Exhibition Book”
For £16 we can deliver locally or post in time for Christmas.
If you would like to order a copy please message us via this Facebook page
ORDER BEFORE DECEMEBER 4TH. For those of you who would like to make a Christmas Wreath this year. Whilst we can't hold an event, you will still be able to buy all the kit you will need to make your own individual wreath - and raise funds for two fantastic charities.
YOUNG MELKSHAM - who run the youth club sessions at Canberra and Teen Talk counselling
EVIE'S GIFT - who provide financial assistance to parents of children with life threatening illness and funds research into rare brain cancers.
You are able to order your kit now - for £15 - and there will be an online zoom event with all the instructions - we can still have a glass of mulled wine and make them together - or you can download the instruction video to make in your own time.
will be posting lots of videos for everyone over the Christmas period on their facebook page here
are hosting a range of creative activities for advent, as well as a Christmas Tree trail around Melksham