Christmas Silent Auction

By Tracey Owen | November 27, 2020

Half-Term Excitement

By Tracey Owen | May 22, 2019

It’s less than a week to go until the start of May Half-Term and we have lots of incredible things happening here at the project! Greggs Charity Foundation have funded some exciting activities for us, the half-term timetable is looking fab so hopefully the sun is shining! Tuesday Park Day for a Picnic and Zip Wire fun!…

Cherwell Business Awards – Finalists

By Tracey Owen | March 27, 2019

WE DID IT!! We are completely overwhelmed and thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted as one of 3 finalists for the Cherwell Business Awards. We have been nominated for the Charity & Community award Sponsored by OJI Marketing. The winner of each award category, as well as the Overall Winner, will be announced…

Short Breaks Newsletter March

By Tracey Owen | March 8, 2019  

Lynn’s Cotswold Lady Captain’s Year of Fundraising!

By Tracey Owen | February 8, 2019

This time last year the amazing Lynn Norman started a year of fundraising for Let’s Play as part of her role as ‘The Cotswold Club Lady Captain 2018’. Lynn raised an incredible £2,016.70 hosting fun golfing events at the club and organising quiz nights, Christmas hampers, raffles and lots lots more. The money Lynn and…

Walraven raising funds for Let’s Play

By Tracey Owen | October 24, 2018

Walraven were busy raising funds for us throughout 2018 including a Fun Day and a Cake Bake which took place on 15th November. We are looking forward to announcing the total raised!

Spring Charity Fashion Show

By Tracey Owen | September 26, 2018

Helen Spencer, of Nellie & Dove in Deddington is hosting her Spring Charity Fashion Show in support of Let’s Play & Deddington Church on Tuesday 12th March doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £15 per person and you can purchase them instore or online The church and Let’s Play will receive…

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…

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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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:-      

Fundraising news 2016

By Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | April 27, 2017

Let’s Walk In The Dark

By Tracey Owen | 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 Tracey Owen | 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…