Didcot Town Awards 2023

Published: 19th March 2024

A huge thank you to those who nominated us for the 2023 Didcot Town Council Awards, which took place on Saturday (16th March).

Andy had a lovely evening representing the entire team and hearing lots of great and good work being done across the town. A spectacular opening showcase from Step in Time – who have supported our charity appeals over the years – got the night underway in fantastic style.

It was a real honour and privilege to be shortlisted for the “John Eldridge Award for Voluntary Service”, which was won by Andrew Snell, who runs the Didcot Foodbank.

Oxford Hospitals Charity was one of those who nominated us, and their nomination read as follows:

“Play2Give has been a stalwart supporter of the Oxford Childrens hospital charity for 21 years and have this year hit a fantastic milestone of 100k of fundraising for the Oxford Childrens Hospital.

“They also raise funds for other amazing causes with the focus of benefiting disabled children in Oxfordshire.

“The team all of whom are volunteers work tirelessly on a jam packed events calendar every year, from gala balls, football tournament’s, disco nights and Halloween and Christmas parties to name a few.

“They consistently join in with Oxfordshire Hospital charities events, such as the annual OX5 run at Blenheim Palace which raises funds for the Oxford Childrens hospital.” 

2023 was our biggest and best year yet for our charity, with a jam-packed year full of events. From our gatsby gala ball to our 13th football tournament, 2 sell out rock and roll bingo nights, our party on the park fun day to two record-breaking and sell-out parties to our festive market in Didcot and record-breaking Easter egg and Christmas toy appeals amongst more, including numerous tombolas and raffles, raising thousands of pounds for children, health and disability causes including Oxford Children’s Hospital (CHOX) and Oxford Head Injury Services (OHIS).

2023 was also a special year as a landmark, lifetime total of £100k raised for the Children’s Hospital through tireless fundraising across 21 years, was achieved. Over £16k from last year will be funding in P2G’s honour an extra-ventricular drainage system to save and transform children’s lives undergoing brain surgery.

For us, our greatest reward is all the smiles we bring to children in hospital and all those people’s lives who are impacted by the great difference we make in our fundraising and work, and all those lives we change, transform and save all throughout the year.

Thank you to everyone who supports our charity and all the great work we do all year round in the community.

Our congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees.