Night of fun and dance raises record for Headway

Published: 10th May 2016

Our night of fun and fundraising held last month raised a record sum of money for Headway Oxfordshire with an amazing £846.40 collected all from just ticket sales, raffle proceeds, and doughnut eating contest!

This was the most amount of money ever raised from a Play2Give evening and the sixth one saw a hilarious doughnut eating challenge where 7 competitors took on the might of 100 jam filled doughnuts with the winner, David Allan, from London who ate 6 in just two minutes. What a sweet accomplishment!

On the night we presented Headway Oxfordshire with a pleasant surprise – we handed them a framed certificate for being our very own ‘Charity of the Year 2015/16’. We felt they deserved some recognition and celebration for having supported adults living with brain injuries so well over 28 years,  being a small county charity that doesn’t get enough recognition, as well as surviving against the odds over the past few months against Oxfordshire County Council cuts in funding.

The fantastic disco provided by the wonderful Utopia Disco got a lot up on their feet dancing the night away, and our mega raffle saw a fantastic 32 prizes donated by lots of local and beyond businesses.  We would like to say a huge thank you to Didcot Town Football Club for hosting the event, to Utopia, who also donated £200 back in, to our sponsor Tom Houseman Heating and Plumbing, as well as to Greggs for donating 100 jam doughnuts, all those companies who donated raffle prizes, all those who attended, supporters and to two of our newest volunteers, Luke Norris and Emma Collis.

In 2017 we celebrate our big tenth year and we have plans to host a very special evening to mark 10 incredible years of fundraising and charitable support.