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”…

Playworkers, Trustees and friends did the Wolf Run for Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | April 2, 2015

A group of 15 brave participants including some Playworkers, Trustees and friends of Let’s Play did the Wolf Run on Sunday 12th April 2015 to help raise money for Let’s Play and were aiming to raise a grand total of £2000. So far on the Just Giving page the total has now reached more than…

Dan Wolfe ran the Hampton Court Half Marathon

By Emily Byrne | April 1, 2015

Dan Wolfe ran the the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon on the 29th March 2015 to raise funds for Let’s Play.              We would like to say a huge thank you to Dan for choosing to support Let’s Play in this way, if you would like to donate please visit…

Charity Pub Quiz – Sunday 1st March at The Bell Inn, Banbury

By Emily Byrne | February 12, 2015

Let’s Play Project AGM 2015

By Emily Byrne | February 11, 2015

The Let’s Play Project annual AGM will be taking place on Thursday 19th February 2015 at the Let’s Play Hub. For more details please see the invitation below:

Banbury Canal Day – Sunday 5th Ocotober 2014

By Emily Byrne | October 9, 2014

The day was a great success with so many stalls and so many people coming along to support the event. We would like to say thank you to all those who helped with the stall, baked cakes and donated items for the tombola’s and a big thank you to June Alsford and Tracey Owen who…

Banbury Posties do Wolf Run in aid of Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | September 23, 2014

Banbury Posties Wolf Run 2nd November 2014 Standford Hall Leicestershire  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…  The Wolf Run is Wild…

Fundraising News 2013 – 2014

By Emily Byrne | September 6, 2014

Fundraising information: – We would like to say a huge thank you to volunteers from Mondelez who redecorated some of our premises and then successfully nominated Let’s Play for a £5,000 grant which we are very grateful for, thank you very much for your support and generosity. – Marussia F1 Team raised a fantastic total…

Let’s Play Forum

By Emily Byrne | August 9, 2014

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Tackley Playground Officially Opened by David Cameron

By Emily Byrne | June 19, 2014

Tackley Playground Grand Opening – 13th June 2014   Tackley Playground Project is a small project group committed to the redevelopment of the playground area in Tackley. Through grants and the community helping to raise funds, The Tackley Playground Project has been able to make a great accessible and inclusive playground for all young people…

Phil Middlewood ran the Milton Keynes Marathon for Let’s Play 

By Emily Byrne | June 9, 2014

On the 5th May 2014 Phil Middlewood ran the Milton Keynes Marathon to help raise money for the Let’s Play Project. It was very warm on the day and Phil did extremely well and managed to raise over £600.00 for the Let’s Play Project which is a great achievement. We would like to thank Phil…

Family Information Fair at Frank Wise School

By Emily Byrne | February 28, 2014

Family Information Fair at Frank Wise School Saturday 29th March 2014 between 2pm and 5pm at Frank Wise School, Hornbeam Close, Banbury, OX16 9RL. Come along for a host of information on how to spend your free time, what to do when you leave school, how to get support outside of school and lots more!…

Lloyds Bank Community Fund – Let’s Play Project won £3,000

By Emily Byrne | February 6, 2014

Let’s Play would like to say a huge thank you to Lloyds Bank and to everyone who voted for us in the Community Fund 2013 because thanks to your votes we were lucky enough to have won £3,000 which will help us hugely. If you would like to see our Community Fund page please visit:

Let’s Play Project AGM 2013

By Emily Byrne | November 13, 2013

The Let’s Play Project annual AGM will be taking place on Saturday 30th November from 10am to 11am at the Scout Hall, School Lane, Banbury OX16 2EG. Please click on the link for more details…AGM Invitation 2013

October half term activities at Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | November 1, 2013

This October half term 45 young people accessed the holiday play scheme, we ran a total of 7 activities across the 5 days. These activities included spooky treasure hunt, play session, games and takeaway night, cooking session, Halloween arts and crafts and to finish an indoor/outdoor play day. 19 playworkers and 6 volunteers supported the…

Please Vote for Let’s Play – Lloyds Community Fund

By Emily Byrne | September 24, 2013

The Let’s Play Project has been selected as one of the short listed organisations for the second year running by the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund to receive £3,000 through a public vote. To take a look at our profile and to send your vote please follow the link: Or to vote for Let’s Play…

Summer activities at Let’s Play

By Emily Byrne | September 18, 2013

  This summer we ran a total of 28 activities which were a mixture of short and long sessions.We ran a variety of activities from swimming to arts and crafts and days out to local country parks and even shopping to town for our youth group. In total 52 families accessed our summer provision, all the young people…

Sensory Garden built by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance

By Emily Byrne | August 19, 2013

The Let’s Play Project would like to say a huge thank you to all of the Lloyds TSB commercial finance team for creating a sensory garden as part of their annual “Give & Gain Day” for members of St. Mary’s School and the young people who access the Let’s Play Project. The garden has been…

Banbury Play Day 2013

By Emily Byrne | July 1, 2013

The Play Day is a great annual event to promote inclusive play in the community. This year the free fun day out took place in People’s Park on Wednesday 24th July. Play workers from Let’s Play attended the event as a training day to incorporate interacting with children through different activities. It was a busy…

Sponsored Skydive

By Emily Byrne | June 11, 2013

Nigel Kingsnorth did a tandem skydive to raise money for Let’s Play on the 4th May which took place Hinton on the Hedges. We want to thank Nigel so much for his brave effort and for raising over £1,000 for the Project so far as donations are still coming in.

Oxfordshire Family Information Service Directory

By Emily Byrne | May 15, 2013

This is a very useful online directory of information, service and advice for families of disabled children, SEN and additional needs. For further information please go to

60’s Dinner and Dance at King’s Sutton on Saturday 6th April 2013

By Emily Byrne | May 6, 2013

Cherryl Pettitt and Sue Jefferys of Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance organised a great sell out event at King’s Sutton Village Hall on 6th April to help raise fund for the Let’s Play Project. We would like to say a huge thank you to Cherryl, Sue and also Ann Bonner of Bibby Factors International Ltd for a…

Ellacotts charity of the year 2012/13

By Emily Byrne | May 6, 2013

We would like to say a huge thank you to Ellacotts for choosing Let’s Play to be their Charity of the Year during 2012/13. We have worked closely with staff from the Banbury branch and are very grateful for their support and enthusiasm over the year. The grand total raised over the past year comes…

Ellacotts 24-hour bowlathon for Let’s Play!

By Emily Byrne | April 1, 2013

Ellacotts 24-hour charity bowlathon! Local accountancy firm Ellacotts raised over £1,700 for their charity of the year, Let’s Play, by organising and taking part in a full 24-hour bowling marathon from 23rd to 24th March 2013! At the Lakeside bowling alley in Banbury, Ellacotts and Let’s Play arranged for their staff to bowl across four lanes…