2022 Review of the year – June

Published: 12th January 2023

2022 was another busy and packed year for us and it was also our best ever year yet in terms of the funds we raised surpassing any previous year.

Over £22,000 was raised overall and with organisations 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.

June saw us raise our awareness and funds even more with stalls at two fantastic community events.

Firstly, the Harwell Feast returned after three years, and it was a delight to be back at the village’s wonderful village fete. It was a glorious sunny and dry Saturday and the feastivities was held to coincide with the late Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations, and we was thrilled to be a part of it all. We raised £368 from our Tombola stall, with a fabulous array of prizes.

We look forward to returning to the Harwell Feast on May 29th.

Then, later in the month we was pleased to be back, also after a two year absence due to the Covid pandemic, at the brilliant Bands on the Boundary Park. This 2-day festival saw bands, fair rides, face painting and even life-like dinosaurs, provide lots of family fun and entertainment. We ran a tombola, coconut shy and a tuck shop to raise funds.

And, on a warm Saturday evening we held our very first ladies night. It was a huge success raising over £715 after expenses and was a hilariously entertaining night host by the utterly hilarious Scarlett Von Kok. A packed room of over 100 and saw entertaining games, drag queens galore and even a stripper to whet the ladies appetites. It was so successful that we will be running our second ladies night bigger and better on June 17th at the Courtyard by Marriot Oxford South hotel. Watch this space!

Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters and to all of our community who get behind our charity 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.