Autumn Charity Fashion Show

By Tracey Owen | September 26, 2018

For the second time this year, Helen Spencer, of Nellie & Dove in Deddington is hosting a Charity Fashion Show in aid of Let’s Play. The event takes place on Wednesday 3rd October from 7.30-9.30pm at Deddington Church. £5 from every ticket sale is donated to Let’s Play. We are super grateful to Helen for…

Congratulations to our Snowdon Climbers!

By Tracey Owen | July 27, 2018

One of our very own wonderful Young People, Brother, Mum, Dad and Grandad took on the impressive challenge of climbing Snowdon this July to raise funds for us here at the Let’s Play Project! We were a bit worried about the heatwave a few days before. However,  the weather changed and the climb turned out…

Short Breaks Newsletter

By Tracey Owen | July 27, 2018

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M&N Heating & Plumbing – Charity of The Year!

By Tracey Owen | June 29, 2018

Earlier in the year we met with an amazing group of people who told us that we had been selected as Charity of The Year for ‘M&N Heating & Plumbing‘, ‘LJ Construction‘ and ‘Banbury Litho‘. The team have been blown us away with their support including their fundraising efforts with a Cake Bake Sale, BBQ…

Junior Captain, Jamie Allen’s, 24 Hour Golf Fundraiser

By Tracey Owen | June 29, 2018

On Sunday 24th June, Jamie Allen, the Junior Captain at the Cotswold Golf Club in Chipping Norton tee’d off at 7.30pm for 24 hours of Golf in aid of Let’s Play! Jamie approached us via Lynn Norman, the Ladies’ Captain, who in January committed a year of fundraising to Let’s Play. The money raised over…

Oliver’s 62 Mile Eden Project Cycle

By Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | April 27, 2017

Let’s Walk In The Dark

By Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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 Emily Byrne | 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:…