We launched our Big Build Appeal in May and have now raised £44,962.27. This has been a combination of fundraising events, direct donations, bids and online donations on our Just Giving campaign page.
We have had great support from the local business & charity community including Prodrive, Rock The Atic, Bloxham Mill, Puritans Radio, Banbury Round Table, Aldi and Banbury Sound.
We have been touched by the parents, grandparents, trustees, playworkers & friends of Let’s Play who have held sponsored events, donated monies given in lieu of gifts at Wedding Anniversary’s and Birthday parties, and nominated us for community awards. We even had an anonymous donation of £10,000!
The money raised so far means that we can now carry out the preliminary works in order to get the centre open ASAP. We should have the keys in the next few weeks. Local businesses have offered to lend vehicles & manpower including Network Rail, DHL, Sanctuary, JDE Coffee and Lloyds Bank.
We will continue to fundraise to provide an outdoor space for the children to play in. Currently the outside space is a stony car park. We now need to raise funds to tarmac the outside area, provide fun outdoor equipment and hopefully get the young people involved in some planting and an outside garden space”