Oliver’s 62 Mile Eden Project Cycle

By Let's Play | April 4, 2018

On 13th May Oliver Robinson is cycling 62 miles to fundraise for Let’s Play. Oliver will be cycling the length of Eden, beginning his challenge at the Rainforest Biome! There’s a muscle climbing start followed by hair pin bends and the route makes the most of the undulating south coast through picturesque villages and along…

Helen’s Fashion Fundraiser

By Let's Play | April 4, 2018

Helen Spencer of Nellie and Dove, Deddington held a Fashion Show Charity Dinner on Tuesday 20th March at The Boxing Hare in Swerford. VIP guests enjoyed a two course dinner whilst previewing 2018 Spring and Summer Collections. Helen raised an amazing £300 for Let’s Play. Take a look at the fabulous Nellie & Dove collections…

Jonathan’s Big Swim

By Let's Play | March 29, 2018

Not only is the wonderful Jonathan Ruffle creating a brilliant short film for us, he’s also doing some fundraising! Jonathan has recently been working hard on a film project for us here at Let’s Play, and has also now decided to dedicate some of his time to fundraise for us! Aren’t we lucky! He is…

Lynn’s Cotswold Club Lady Captain 2018 – Charity

By admin | February 28, 2018

Lynn Norman, Captain of the Ladies Cotswold Golf Team has raised £703.30 for Let’s Play and is still fundraising for us throughout 2018. We can’t thank Lynn and her team enough for their continued efforts. For details of how the money has been raised or to make a donation yourself please click here

#This Girl Can

By Let's Play | February 28, 2018

Lisa Moulder – Marathon Runner! She did it! So proud of our amazing playworker Lisa Moulder who took on 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on April 22 2018! Lisa has shown incredible dedication throughout all of her training making her a hero and an inspiration to us all! Lisa invited parents of children who…

Big Build Update March 2018

By Let's Play | February 28, 2018

We are finally settled in our new home, after school club is up and running smoothly, and we have just enjoyed our first half term holiday session. We have successfully raised £50,885.82 including gift aid but there is still more work to be done. Our target for the new building is £70,000.00 which includes renovation…

Neil Stewart sets himself a goal and raises £1,438.53 for Let’s Play in the process!

By Let's Play | October 17, 2017

Neil Stewart ran his first Wolf Run in 2016 – from that point onwards there was no stopping him! Setting himself the goal of running a half marathon in under 1 hour and 44 minutes by the end of the year Neil’s journey is a story of grit, determination and dedication! Read Neil’s story here!

Big Build Appeal

By Let's Play | September 27, 2017

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…

Comedy Night – 14 July 2017

By Let's Play | June 15, 2017

  Thanks to everyone that came and supported us – we raised £467.00. The money raised will go towards renovating our new building. For more information go to:- https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/letsplay/letsplaybigbuild      

Fundraising news 2016

By admin | May 10, 2017

October 2016 Autumn is a time for reflection, kicking leaves around and Harvest Festival celebrations. The village of Horley held their very own ‘Horley Harvest Festival’ and the Red Lion pub, Horley, selected Let’s Play to be the lucky local charity to receive the fantastic amount of £315.00 raised in the process. Thank you so…

Katie-Anne’s Staffordshire Ironman 70.3

By admin | May 10, 2017

On the 18th June our amazing Playworker Katie-Anne Birch took part in the Staffordshire Ironman!!! A 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle and 13.1 mile run. 70.3 miles in TOTAL – it was really hot on the day and Katie-Anne totally smashed it! Katie-Anne raised £750.00. The money raised will help us renovate our new building. For more…

Let’s Play AGM 2017

By admin | April 27, 2017

Let’s Walk In The Dark

By admin | April 11, 2017

Our first Walk in the Dark raised a whopping £3,000 – thanks to Natalie Marques who put the whole event together!    

Charity Football Match – Puritans Radio vs Rock The Atic

By admin | April 9, 2017

An amazing time at Banbury United FC raising £687 for Let’s Play! Thanks to Stewart of Puritans Radio & his team who took the buckets round the stands, Ryan at Rock The Atic & all the lads who played in the Charity Match! You are all awesome! We are so lucky to share this fantastic…

Rosie Wyatt ran the Vitality North London Half Marathon for Let’s Play!

By admin | March 22, 2017

On 12th March 2017 one of our lovely Playworkers Rosie Wyatt ran the Vitality North London Half Marathon on her birthday to raise money for Let’s Play and in the amazing time of 1:57:22.She has raised £1520.01 which is absolutely amazing .. thank you so much!! The money that Rosie has raised is going towards…

Artwork by Let’s Play brings Banbury shop front to life

By admin | March 21, 2017

If you’re in town pop along to the shop previously home to Moss Bros and take a look at our display!   Also take a look at the article on Oxfordshire County Council’s website: http://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/artwork-by-disabled-children-brings-banbury-shop-front-to-life/ 

Half term autumnal fire fun!

By admin | November 3, 2016

Half term autumnal fire fun! As well as toasting marshmallows our young people carved pumpkins, created hedgehog collages with leaves and made their own dens! #Let‘sPlay!      

Rock The Atic and Banbury Musicians Record Christmas Single For the Let’s Play Project

By admin | November 3, 2016

A a year ago Rock The Atic asked a group of local musicians to come along to help film a music video in aid of Let’s Play. They didn’t mention anything else other than bring a Christmas jumper. (Patrick Foley Music still forgot). The result was incredible. The text link is still live if anyone…

Well done to Lisa for running the Oxford Half Marathon!

By admin | October 20, 2016

Lisa Moulder …. you are fabulous! Congratulations on your Oxford Half Marathon …. you did it! We are so proud of you! Thanks for raising funds for us! Your amazing efforts will make a huge difference to all the young people! If you would like to support Lisa please go to her Just Giving page:…

Thank you to everyone who came to our Family Fun Day

By admin | October 20, 2016

On Saturday 8th October Natalie Marques, a Let’s Play Session Leader and Play Worker, opened the doors to a 2016 joint fundraiser for Oxfordshire ‘Sands’ (Stillbirth & Neonatal death charity) and ‘Let’s Play’ at St Mary’s School, Banbury. Natalie said “I’ve organised the ‘charity party’ to mark what would have been my daughter Bella’s 3rd birthday.…

Well done to our Wolf Run Team 2016!

By Let's Play | September 7, 2016

Congratulations to all our amazing and fantastic Wolf Runners who completed their 10k obstacle run on Sunday 4th September, they all did amazingly well. So far over £3000 has been raised but the total is still rising……. Thank you to everyone who took part and everyone who has donated so far. If you would like to…

Banbury National Citizen Service Team Raising Funds for Let’s Play

By admin | August 11, 2016

Get yourselves along to the Banbury Hub for some car washing, family fun! A team of young people are raising vital funds for Let’s Play which will pay for much needed trips out to LEGOLAND and other activities which our current funding cannot reach. Please dig deep and support this team of young people who…

Fairytale Farm are fundraising for Let’s Play this weekend.. come along and join the Sci Fi fun!

By admin | August 11, 2016

Fairytale Farm in Southcombe, Chipping Norton, are having their third Sci Fi weekend on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August and are very generously collecting for Let’s Play! Pop in and explore the zones and have your picture taken with any of the famous Sci Fi characters roaming around. There’s a 20% discount for any Sci…

8th October 2016 – Charity Party

By admin | July 26, 2016

Please put this very important & special date in your diaries …… On Saturday 8th October Natalie Marques, a Let’s Play Session Leader and Play Worker, will open the doors to a 2016 joint fundraiser for Oxfordshire ‘Sands’ (Stillbirth & Neonatal death charity) and ‘Let’s Play’ at St Mary’s School, Banbury. Natalie said “I’m organising…