Marion Sauvebois LATEST

VIDEO: Adver's Christmas Wish appeal brings surprise visit for youngsters who support mum

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 24th December 2014

THROUGH adversity, the loss of their father and the ups and downs of their mother’s bipolar disorder, the Antal/Morecombe children have been a model of strength and devotion.

Thank you all for helping us raise £160,000 for Prospect Hospice

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

WE have reached our £160,000 target right on schedule and it is all thanks to you, our generous readers.

A very special little girl sees her Christmas Wish come true

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

THANKS to a sprinkling of Adver magic and pantomime madness, a truly inspiring little girl became a fairytale princess for a day.

Cancer patient raises cash for charity while off work

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

WHEN Swindon response officer Emma Brown booked an appointment for a stomach complaint the last thing she expected doctors to find was a tumour the size of a rugby ball.

VIDEO: Adver's Christmas Wish grants day at the races to cancer patient

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

THE thrill of the races is in store for family man Eric Spencer, who has endeavoured to make each day count since being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

VIDEO: Christmas Wish appeal - caring Jada, 10, rewarded with iPad Mini for looking after grandmother

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

A DEVOTED girl who has cared for her beloved grandmother ever since she could walk was rewarded tenfold for her kindness – with an iPad Mini no less.

I felt like a New Yorker, says aspiring actor from Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

10:01am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Jamie Carter has won a place at the prestigious New York Film Academy, but can’t afford to go. Today, he tells MARION SAUVEBOIS how he’s refusing to give up on his dream

Christmas Wish appeal: Dogs Trust visit was perfect day for little girl who lost her dad

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A COURAGEOUS little girl who lost both her grandmother and father over the past nine months received some much-needed puppy love at her favourite charity thanks to the Christmas Wish appeal.

VIDEO: Jahmene drops in on superfan Sarah as one of Adver's Christmas Wishes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th December 2014

SARAH Stringer-Browne’s dream of meeting her idol Jahmene Douglas once more came true yesterday when the singer surprised her by waltzing through her front door.

VIDEO: Christmas Appeal ... couple make headlines after lifetime behind the scenes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th December 2014

THEY spent nearly three decades quite literally toiling behind the scenes, bringing magical theatre productions to life across the region, yet remaining in the shadows – until now.

Stretching it out to raise hospice funds

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th December 2014

DOZENS of people packed out a steamy studio at the De Vere Village Hotel to raise money for Prospect Hospice while stretching away with yoga.

Brave Ryan and his devoted sister delighted with bikes thanks to Christmas Wish

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 12th December 2014

ALL Ryan Willis wanted for Christmas was a bike, and his wish came true – two weeks ahead of schedule – thanks to the Adver.

Review: Marion Sauvebois has her faith restored in the finer things at The Potager

Swindon Advertiser:

7:50am Friday 12th December 2014

The Potager Restaurant restored my faith in culinary excellence and outstanding service. It also redefined the hackneyed phrase ‘fine dining experience’.

Free gym membership puts Debbie on track for 2015

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 11th December 2014

CANCER survivor Debbie Share is all set to regain her strength following months of aggressive treatment thanks to a new gym membership courtesy of the Christmas Wish Appeal.

Let it snow at Swindon's Arts Centre for White Christmas

Swindon Advertiser:

5:41pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

JUDITH Sharp and Ray Dance are cordially inviting the people of Swindon to celebrate the festive season with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a feel-good cracker of a show.

Review: All-singing, all dancing Wyvern panto Dick Whittington more than worth the wait

Swindon Advertiser:

7:21am Wednesday 10th December 2014

LAST night saw the official launch of the all-round madness that is this year’s all-singing, all-dancing, Wyvern pantomime, Dick Whittington.

Ballroom bonanza big boost for Prospect Hospice funds

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 5th December 2014

TWO months ago, they were thrown in at the deep end.

A winter’s treat

Swindon Advertiser:

10:02am Thursday 4th December 2014

A FEAST of songs, carols and folk stories will be in store at Johnny Coppin’s All On A Winter’s Night show tomorrow.

Recipients of the next charity ball’s funds named

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st December 2014

THE beneficiaries of next year’s Charity Ball have been announced with some set to be awarded as much as £5,000.

Town players helped young fan achieve his dream goal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 29th November 2014

A SELFLESS football fan, who was forced to grow up fast to help care for his mother through aggressive cancer treatment, was given his childhood back when he was asked to join Swindon Town as its mascot.

Cash bid for sick mum as illness named

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 28th November 2014

AFTER 20 years of successive operations and illness upon illness, Joanne Baskett has finally discovered she had been suffering from Lyme disease all along.

You get what you pay for

Swindon Advertiser:

4:52pm Friday 21st November 2014

Our reviewer’s enthusiasm for food is put to the test at the Goddard Arms

Charlie shapes up appeal with yoga sessions

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 21st November 2014

YOGA’s power to bring healing will aptly be put to use in support of thousands of terminally-ill patients in Swindon.

My mouth opened but nothing came out

Swindon Advertiser:

9:58am Wednesday 19th November 2014

Nathan Carpenter’s selective mutism stops him makng conversation with strangers, but the teenager has found his voice in singing.

The day Evelyn's home makeover Christmas wish came true

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A HOME makeover was a Christmas Wish come true for a mother who always put others’ needs before her own, even through loss and grief.

Tell us who needs a Christmas Wish

Swindon Advertiser:

10:17am Tuesday 18th November 2014

A MOTHER who lost three sons in just six year had a merry Christmas at last thanks to the Adver.

Yule look the part dressed as Santa

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 14th November 2014

THE FINAL countdown has started and the Adver is inviting readers to join the last push to reach its £160,000 target for Prospect Hospice.

Joan’s flying solo

Swindon Advertiser:

9:49am Thursday 13th November 2014

Star is all set for last major tour, she tells MARION SAUVEBOIS THROUGHOUT her 42-year career, critically-acclaimed singer songwriter Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour.

Orchestra set to inspire you

Swindon Advertiser:

9:44am Thursday 13th November 2014

A FEAST of classic symphonies will both delight and inspire the audience at Swindon Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Sunday, November 23.

This will give you the creeps...

Swindon Advertiser:

9:33am Thursday 13th November 2014

IT is known as one of the spookiest live experiences in the history of theatre, but not only has the Woman in Black given audiences goosebumps for more than 25 years – it has also left its cast unsettled.

Ashton’s life was lit up for Christmas

Swindon Advertiser:

3:48pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A BRAVE little boy who has spent most of his early years fighting to stay alive saw his world light up last year, thanks to the Christmas Wish appeal.

I grew up with dad being ill ...I don’t know any different

Swindon Advertiser:

10:11am Wednesday 12th November 2014

Teenager Lizzie Skeates thinks nothing of cooking, cleaning and looking after her disabled dad. She tells MARION SAUVEBOIS how caring comes as second nature AS far back as she can remember

Mum makes defeated team’s wish come true

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 11th November 2014

SHARING the pitch with Swindon Town players was a dream come true for young footballers recovering from a heartbreaking defeat, thanks to the Adver’s Christmas Wish appeal.

The long and scary road to stand-up

Swindon Advertiser:

10:18am Thursday 6th November 2014

AS an aspiring comedian, you must have a thick skin and be geared up for anything from heckling to dodging improvised projectiles in grubby basement bars.

Readers help raise £130,000 for Prospect Hospice

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 3rd November 2014

AFTER another glorious fundraising effort featuring events and charity challenges, the 160 Appeal has reached the £130,000 milestone.

Running in memory of Becky

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

NEWS of the sudden death of her friend came as a crushing blow but filled Suzi Carthy with renewed determination to complete the Oxford Half Marathon in her memory.

Science, art, skill... and death metal music

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

In the wake of her latest Gold award for making cheese, Ceri Cryer of the Brinkworth Dairy shares the secret of her success with Marion Sauvebois

Psychic to the stars sells out

Swindon Advertiser:

10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

SALLY Morgan, Britain’s favourite TV psychic and star of Psychic Sally On The Road, will return to the Wyvern Theatre for an already sold-out show tonight.

Remembering the fallen

Swindon Advertiser:

10:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Festival of Remembrance will return to the Wyvern to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Love and affection for music

Swindon Advertiser:

4:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Joan Armatrading talks to MARION SAUVEBOIS

Furore over Disney T-shirt

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S top showing a Disney character apparently making a rude gesture has caused controversy across the UK – but in Swindon it is flying off the shelves.

The hippies whose hard work paid off

Swindon Advertiser:

9:56am Friday 24th October 2014

Clare and Michael Marriage were at the forefront of the organic revolution 30 years ago. MARION SAUVEBOIS reports on how their ‘newfangled’ ideas have steadily become more mainstream

Finding our feet is a big struggle

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WE were under no illusion the going would be easy when we signed up to Prospect’s Let’s Dance challenge.

Why not spread your wings?

Swindon Advertiser:

11:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MARION SAUVEBOIS meets a theatre group who like to put teamwork first

Marrakech party planners to share cash with charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PARTY planners have pledged up to £10,000 to the Adver’s 160 Appeal from funds raised at their festive casino at Lydiard Park.

Rotary Club promises you will have a ball

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HAVE you got a charitable project planned and need a cash boost to help you achieve it?

FAMILY FASHION: Days out at Bletchley Park

Swindon Advertiser:

9:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHROUDED in secrecy for decades, Bletchley Park was the beating heart of the Allies’ codebreaking operation– and where, many contend, the war against the Nazis was truly won.

Agatha Christie classic still entraps its audience

Swindon Advertiser:

11:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Mousetrap Theatre Royal Bath until Saturday

Having a ball to aid causes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Charity Ball is returning to Swindon for the 27th year and good causes in the town are being sought to reap its rewards.

A little light entertainment

Swindon Advertiser:

5:39pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MARION SAUVEBOIS meets an operatic group with a family feel

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