2022 Review of the year – April

Published: 10th January 2023

2022 Review: April

Another busy jam packed and incredible year that 2022 was. In fact it was our best ever year yet in terms of the funds we raised surpassing any previous year.

Over £22,000 was raised overall and with charities from our local Children’s Hospital to Sobell House to Headway and many others all benefited from the kindness and generosity of our community. Now, we are looking back at some of the highlights of our milestone fifteenth anniversary year.

The start of the month saw the then Mayor of Didcot, Mocky Khan, host his delayed Mayoral Ball. It was a fantastic occasion and Play2Give alongside Coeliac UK benefited as his two chosen charities. Andy, his mum Ann, Leanne and Chris represented us at the occasion which was red themed and a highlight of the night was seeing Mocky join in to a showdance spectacular with the local Bernadine Soul School of Dance.

We held our first of three ever popular rock ‘n’ roll bingo nights as ever host by DJ Blinga and supported by Boundary Park, in Didcot. April’s was an Easter themed and saw free easter eggs as part of everyone’s entry. Over £380 was raised which was one of the best results ever for the music bingo events held over the past few years. We also held two more – in October and a festive special in December. We hope to hold another this April at Boundary Park.

And, another highlight of the month was our second and best ever Easter egg appeal. Thanks to the customers and staff of the Space Store in Didcot, a local pub, local businesses, many individuals and a Didcot gym, 439 Easter eggs were distributed out to young patients in hospital, Helen & Douglas House hospice, Oxford’s Viking House and children in foster care.

Our Easter Egg Appeal will return this year and will launch next month, where we hope for another eggscellent collection to spread out Easter cheer, joy and smiles to those less fortunate.

Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters and to all of our community who get behind our charity and helping us in changing, transforming and saving lives across Oxfordshire and beyond. It is only thanks to the incredible support we receive that we are able to do what we do in making an enormous difference and impact on the lives of others.