Fundraising News 2013 – 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 of £1,500 for us in December and kindly donated F1 shirts for all of the young people which they loved. Thank you very much for your support.

- Entertainer Store in Banbury kindly offered 2 of our young people to take part in a trolly dash as part of their grand opening on 23rd November 2013. Chloe & Logan took part and successfully gathered over £400 of wonderful toys for the use of the young people at Let’s Play activities. Thank you very much to all those involved at The Entertainer for inviting us to take part in the event.

- Thank you to Carillion Construction Limited who have donated £500 as part of their Employee Nomination Fund.

Craig Clarke ran the Hong Kong Marathon for Let's Play

In February 2014 Craig ran the Hong Kong Marathon to help raid funds for the Let's Play Project. He did amazingly well and has also managed to raise over £750 for the Project which is a great achievement. From everyone at Let's Play we would like to say a huge thank you to Craig for his amazing effort and choosing to support us. This is what Craig said about Let's Play "Having worked with many of the children who attend their play schemes, I have seen first hand the immensely positive impact Let's Play's work has on the lives of young people with disabilities in the Banbury area. From days out to residential trips, the variety and quality of activities they provide is exceptional. Anything that you could offer would be very gratefully received and would help support the wonderful work that the Let's Play Project does. Thank you!" If you would like to donate please go to

60s Dinner and Dance at King's Sutton on Saturday 7th December 2013 

Cherryl Pettitt and Sue Jefferys of Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance organised a great sell out event at King's Sutton Village Hall on 7th December 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 wonderful night and to Lloyds TSB who will match the money raised on the night where the total amount raised is still to be confirmed. Sue and Cherryl will be running another 60s Dinner and Dance night on 28th June 2014 which we hope will be as great as this one has been.

Sponsored Skydive to raise funds for Let's Play

Nigel Kingsnorth did a tandem skydive to raise money for Let's Play on the 4th May 2013 at Hinton on the Hedges.The total raised so far is over £1,000 which we are very grateful for and this money will help us sustain our provision.

To sponsor Nigel please go to:

Ellacotts 24-hour charity bowlathon!

Local accountancy firm Ellacotts recently 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 for a consecutive 24-hour period, some doing two-hour shifts and others bowling for the full 24-hours!
Let's Play is a Banbury based charity that supports disabled young people and their families, making leisure activities more accessible to them so the bowling event tied in with the theme of the charity, allowing families to take part.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part over the weekend and supported us through a very tiring but enjoyable event.
The bowling alley has been very accommodating so we are very grateful to them and want to say a big thank you to the staff there also.