Thank you to everyone who came to our Family Fun Day

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

Lisa Moulder to run the Oxford Half Marathon for Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | June 23, 2016

Lisa Moulder is running the Oxford Half Marathon on October 9th for Let’s Play… We caught up with Lisa to see how her training is going…… I haven’t always been into running and it all started in February 2015 when I agreed to do the Wolf Run, a 10k obstacle run, with the Let’s Play…

Victoria Rojahn did the Great North Swim for Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | June 16, 2016

Victoria did amazingly well and did the Great North Swim in aid of Let’s Play. Victoria wanted to give back to the charity and her target was £900 – so far she has smashed her target and has raised a huge £1000. We all want to say a massive thank you to Victoria for choosing to complete…

We need your help, please read…

By Emily Byrne | May 20, 2016

The Let’s Play Project need your help…..   Please read below a statement from Oxfordshire County Council:   “Over the past 10 years the county council and NHS in Oxfordshire have worked together to develop a range of services for children with disabilities.  Services have been developed in response to changing needs, new statutory frameworks,…

Banbury’s Annual St George’s Day Bash raises money for Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | May 3, 2016

Thank you so much to Mr Brown and all those involved with the St George’s Day Bash held at Woodgreen Leisure on 23rd April 2016. The Let’s Play Project was chosen as one of the charities the donations would be split between and we are very grateful and honoured to be chosen. Thank you so…

Banbury’s Annual St George’s Day Bash 23rd April 2016

By Emily Byrne | March 16, 2016

For more information please visit the event’s Facebook page 

Niall and Friends held a cake sale in aid of Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | January 27, 2016

On the Friday 15 January Niall Kingsnorth and his friends from the Banbury Academy joined forces and held a cake sale to raise much needed funds for Let’s Play. Rich from the Let’s Play Project said “The essential funding allows us to buy new facilities, equipment, funding towards day trips, and even additional staffing. The…

Mandy Rhymes to run Wokingham Half Marathon in aid of Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | January 26, 2016

On February 21st Mandy Rhymes ran her first half marathon in Wokingham in aid of Let’s Play. We would like to thank Mandy so much for choosing this brave task to help raise money for the charity. If you would like to support Mandy in her great efforts please go to her Just Giving page…

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

By Emily Byrne | December 3, 2015

A troupe of Banbury minstrels has recorded a Christmas single to raise money for Let’s Play. Best Christmas present ever from Rock The Atic……  we are blown away by this massive gesture & a million thanks to everyone for all the hard work, time & generosity that has made this possible. Please be generous and…

EHCP Annual Reviews

By Emily Byrne | December 2, 2015

Feedback forms for parents and young people were developed over the summer to complete following the annual review of an EHCP.  This feedback will help to improve the review process.  Feedback can be given via an online survey monkey (preferably) or there is an electronic form that can be downloaded and printed. Information is on the Local Offer webpages and…

Proposed Future Budget Cuts – 2017

By Emily Byrne | October 26, 2015

Dear Parents/Carers Services for disabled children and families are back in the  spot light  and  Oxfordshire County Council are carrying out a public consultation around the Budget savings options 2016/17 – Talking Oxfordshire. Have your chance to tell them what you think by cutting and pasting this link into your browser.: The Council have…

A huge thank you to Sibford School

By Emily Byrne | September 23, 2015

Parents from Sibford School near Banbury visited Let’s Play to hand over a cheque for £5,874. The money was raised at a charity ball and auction organised by the Parents, Staff & Friends Association of Sibford School (PSFA). Sammy Bates, Let’s Play Holiday Co-ordinator said: “To receive a donation like this is fantastic. It will…

Fundraising News 2015

By Emily Byrne | September 23, 2015

December 2015 Thank you so much to Carrdus School who donated the funds they raised at their Christmas Fair to Let’s Play. It was a very generous donation of over £380.00, thank you to all the pupils and staff involved with the event. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- October 2015 Thank you so much to all who were involved…

Acoustic Night at Rock The Atic

By Emily Byrne | September 10, 2015

On 2nd September a fantastic line up of local musicians generously gave their time for free and performed an acoustic night held at Rock The Atic, Butchers Row to raise vital funds for Let’s Play. Local businesses donated items for a raffle which was held on the night and food was available to buy from…

Acoustic Night at Rock the Atic 2nd September 2015

By Emily Byrne | August 10, 2015

Let’s Play Free Family Fun Day at Broughton Castle

By Emily Byrne | June 4, 2015

New uniform for Let’s Play Staff

By Emily Byrne | June 4, 2015

Please click on the link below to see the press release from the Banbury Guardian…. Banbury Guardian Press Release – New uniform for Banbury charity thanks to generous donation   

Banbury Play Day 2015 – Free Fun Packed Day

By Emily Byrne | May 21, 2015


Fundraising news Sept – Nov 2014

By Emily Byrne | May 6, 2015

November 2014: Let’s Play would like to say a huge thank you to the Banbury Posties: Calvin Findlay, Rory Maclver, Mark Stuchbury, Pete Fearnley and Deano Travers who have have raised £2,440.56 + Gift Aid for Let’s Play by doing the Wolf Run. They all did a great job, to see more details of their brave…

Philip Coy ran the London Marathon in aid of Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | April 7, 2015

Philip Coy ran the London Marathon on the 26th of April in aid of Let’s Play. Philip says “I have been running for 31 years covering over 47,000 miles in training. I have run 500 races for my club including 9 marathons of which 5 were “London’s”. I gained this years place through running “good for age”…