Festive Market Success

Published: 8th January 2023

Didcot Festive Market Raises £2,709 for Play2Give

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Didcot Festive Market last December.

Whether you came along to enjoy the day, was one of the stallholders, entertainers or was involved in any other way, thanks to all this event was able to raise a significant amount of money for our charity.

We were delighted to team up with our friends at Didcot Events to work together to jointly organise this event for a third year and bring the town together for a fantastic festive day of fun.

The event finances have now been finalised, and we are delighted to announce that through profits of the event £834.50 have been donated to our charity which is half of the share of the stall fees.

This event last year was once again entirely funded by several local companies including Draycott Engineering, William Jones and The Crafters Emporium, and Didcot Events themselves as a CIC who put money into the event to help support the community and Play2Give.

This amazing amount of £834.50 will help our charity enormously so that we can continue our work in changing, transforming and saving lives across Oxfordshire as well as the several children, health and disability causes through our 15th Birthday appeal last year, who will benefit from our fundraising events and activities in 2022.

In 2021 we received a £650 share of the pitch fees so it’s wonderful to see that last December’s biggest and best ever festive market raised more after expenses than ever.

In total Play2Give benefited from £2,709 through the festive market as our tombola and Santa’s grotto raised over £1,810 on the day! An amazing amount all round especially in these current tough and challenging economical times.

A huge thank you to Jeanette Howse BEM and Andy Baker MBE who are the two key organisers and the driving forces behind the event and to all the event team, our very own volunteers who on the day work hard to raise funds with our tombola and Santa stalls, and again to everyone who was involved in the event in so many ways.

Here are some pictures below looking back at last year’s most successful festive market yet.