Play2Give (P2G) is an award-winning Oxfordshire charity

Founded by Didcot’s Andrew Baker MBE BCAv, born with a brain injury and who first began fundraising aged 14 at school to help make the building of the Oxford Children’s Hospital a reality, our award-winning charity continues the good work that Andy started in 2003.

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Our Events and Campaigns

P2G is all about changing, transforming and saving lives. Thousands of pounds is raised each year. Our particular focus is supporting children, health and disability charities. Each year, we run fun, engaging and exciting community events raising funds and awareness.

Charity Football Tournament 2024

Sunday 28th July 2024

Wallingford Sports Park


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South Coast Ultra Challenge

Saturday 7th September 2024

South Downs National Peak

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Thames Path Ultra Challenge

Saturday 14th September 2024

Putney Bridge to Henley

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The Play2Give team are very special friends of ours and their lifetime donations of £100K has helped to support countless projects, benefiting so many young patients over the past 21 years. Our wonderful community of supporters never fail to inspire us, and Play2Give is no exception. Thank you for all you do for the Children’s Hospital.

- David Child, Community Fundraising Manager

Andy Baker is a community champion and has become a local legend due to his hard work and fundraising through Play2Give. I am amazed by his commitment, dedication and passion to help others. Well done Andy, congratulations and keep going

- Mocky Khan, Didcot Town councillor and Trustee of Play2Give

As a proud Patron of Play2Give I see up close the fantastic work he does for the community – and he started at the tender age of 14. He’s now raised over £250,000, which is more than most of us will do in a lifetime. A local hero.

- David Johnston OBE, Patron (Jan 2020)

Andrew is an exceptional charity leader whose passion for making a positive impact in our community, is truly inspiring. His strategic planning abilities have been instrumental in guiding Play2Give from its founding to its status as a trusted local charity.

Andrew’s dedication to serving others and his unwavering commitment to creating meaningful change make him an invaluable asset to any team or cause.

- Matthew Norris-Silva, Vice-chair, Play2Give

Andy and the team at Play2Give have fundraised several thousands of pounds for Oxford Head Injury Services, of which we are incredibly grateful for his support! Andy is a pleasure to work with, highly creative in his fundraising ideas and commendable for the work he does for charities across Oxfordshire

- Oxford Head Injury Services

Andy is an inspirational leader, he has the rare ability of being able to energise people from diverse backgrounds to come together and pursue a common goal, whether it be mobilising a company to engage in the community or organising communities to come together to help those among us who are most in need. His example removes excuses and his enthusiasm is infectious.

- Stu Wells, Oxford Harlequins RFC

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