Fundraising News 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 in organising the Tadmarton Fun Ride who kindly raised £1,800 for the Let’s Play Project. Thank you so much for your continued support.


September 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 Jammin Caribbean BBQ.  Kirsty, from Banbury Sound, came along and gave us plenty of shout outs in the lead up to the event and after.

Our thanks to Ryan Mold of ‘Rock The Atic’ who provided the venue and bar staff for free and to Sarah Lilley of Bloxham who coordinated the evening’s entertainment.

Finally, huge thanks to all the musicians who performed……. Erin Tiger Lilley, Tess Jones, Joe Doleman, Acoustic Journey and The Sceptics. You were all amazing!

A total of £1071.00 was raised.


August 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 supplement our costs for the play scheme we have been running throughout the summer holidays and has meant we were able to offer additional places to disabled young people.”

Thank you so much to Sibford School for choosing to support us in this way.

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May 2015

Let’s Play was chosen to be a recipient of £2000 from the Chairman’s Charity, thank you very much for choosing to support Let’s Play.


April 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” at the Stratford Marathon in 2013. In all this time I have only ever asked for sponsorship twice. Now I am 60 and I expect this marathon to be my last I would like to go out on a high and raise as much as possible for this great charity.

For the past 5 years my daughter Lois and other friends have worked for “Let’s Play”. The stories of their work and the fun that the young people have whilst in their care made me want to help as well.”

We would like to say a huge thank you to Philip for choosing to support Let’s Play in this way, through online donations, Gift Aid and sponsorship forms Phillip has managed to raise over £1000.
If you would like to donate please visit his Just Giving page


John Brown organised the Banbury St George’s day Charity Bash on 25th April 2015 in aid of Let’s Play and Combat Stress – The Veterans’ Mental Health Charity. The event was held at the Woodgreen Leisure Centre and the evening was a great success. Thank you to all of those who support this event as £850 of the proceeds were donated to Let’s Play, so thank you very much to John for organising the evening.


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 £4450.00 (including Gift Aid). Thank you so much to all those who participated to raise this money.

The Wolf Run is a unique combination of three kinds of off-road running: mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs. The only Wild Run in the UK, it’s a hardcore 10k run across raw natural terrain, including open ground, woodland, lakes & thick mud.

For more details please visit:

To support everyone who took on  this brave challenge to help raise money for Let’s Play please go to:

Thank you so much to all of those who have chosen to donate.


A group of Playworkers, Trustees and friends teamed up to fundraise for the Let’s Play Project. The team were granted the use of the Sainsbury’s foyer in Banbury to carry out a 6 hour cyclothon on Saturday the 4th of April. During that time the group managed to cycle 116 miles (188km) and raise a fantastic £249.26. The funds raised will be going towards the group’s Just Giving page. At last count the page had raised £4,457.50 (including Gift aid). The page will be closing on May the 12th, the link is:


March 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,through online donations and Gift Aid Dan has managed to raise over £350.
If you would like to donate please visit his Just Giving page 


Thank you to all the staff at the Bell Inn, Grimsbury who supported Let’s Play at their Pub Quiz which was held on Sunday the 1st March. Through donations on the night, part of the bar takings, money raised on the raffle and the silent auction the grand total raised from the event came to £1,044.33. We would like to thank everyone who came along on the night and gave their support and to all who donated money and bought raffle tickets. Thank you for making the evening such a great success.


February 2015:

Let’s Play would like to say a huge thank you to Ella’s Fund who have kindly given us a generous donation of £500.00 to buy play resources and equipment with. With this money we have so far been able to purchase a new movable bookcase, a water play tray with toys, kinetic sand and 2 new scooters. Thank you so much to Ella’s fund for making this possible.

Thank you so much to all the staff and pupils at Chenderit School who raised £633 for Let’s Play during their Charities Week.