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About
2021 sees Play2Give's seventh "Sleigh2Give" campaign - its annual festive appeal which spreads cheer, joy and smiles to children in hospital and less fortunate, families and the vulnerable every year through the distribution of Christmas presents. Each year Thames Valley Charity of the Year Play2Give receives amazing generosity and kindness in abundance from our local community in Oxfordshire and further afield, helping to gift gifts to a wide number of local charities and individuals. Beneficiaries thanks to your generous donations and kindness help so many from young patients in the Oxford Children's Hospital including the children's ward at the Horton in Banbury, Headway Oxfordshire, two local Oxfordshire branches of Home-Start, Viking House in Oxford, Footsteps, SSNAP, Didcot Foodbank for financially struggling and underprivileged families, Helen & Douglas House and many more. From what started as an one-off spin-off in 2015 to deliver a few hundred Christmas presents to the Oxford Children's Hospital after Sainsbury's Didcot supermarket worker Lee Crook devised the idea to walk 19 plus miles one morning dressed as Santa to raise money for the hospital has turned into our annual festive tradition. Now, year on year the number of gifts donated and the number of supporters getting behind our festive appeal just grows and grows. Since 2015 we estimated we have raised and distributed out around £180k worth in tens of thousands of presents to thousands of others most in need. In 2020, we received our biggest ever number of presents and increased the number of beneficiaries who received a sprinkling of Christmas kindness. ​This year the hope is to keep on increasing the number of gifts so that even more within our community can benefit receiving cheer, joy and smiles at Christmas whilst continuing to change, transform and save lives across Oxfordshire all year round. Play2Give was founded in September 2007 by Didcot's Andrew Baker MBE BCAv. Andy was honoured by The Queen with an MBE in the New Year Honours 2021 and with a British Citizen Award in 2017. Andrew was inspired to fundraise initially for the Oxford Children's Hospital aged 14 in 2003, after receiving childhood treatment including brain surgery aged 12 after being born with a brain injury. Play2Give organises a wide range of events all year round, helping a wide number of people and through other campaigns such as clothing packages. For full details please see www.play2give.org.uk/sleigh2give Thank you for your support. All donations received online goes to purchasing gifts on the wish list for so many charities, and individuals less fortunate right here in Oxfordshire this Christmas.
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Founded in 2007 by Andrew Baker MBE BCAv, Play2Give is an award-winning Oxfordshire fundraising organisation. Changing, transforming and...

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+ £12,157.71 from 6 offline donors