Play2Give Shortlisted for Major Award in the 'Oscars of Didcot' - the 2015 Business  & Community Awards (BACAs)
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We are shortlisted in the 'Oscars of Didcot' - the 2015 Business & Community Awards (BACAs)
We are delighted to share very exciting and great news - Play2Give are a contender in this year's 'Oscars of Didcot' - the 2015 Business & Community Awards (BACAs)
We have been not just nominated but shortlisted in these prestigious awards celebrating the very best of Didcot .
We are finalists in the 'Best Fundraising Innovation/Campaign' category and are up against Felix Fund and Abingdon &  District Young Farmers - both very worthy and deserving - and we wish them all the very best too! 

The Didcot BACAs - now in their seventh year - will take place on the evening of Friday November 13th at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot and will see 12 gongs handed out. 
The BACAs recognise and reward excellence amongst local businesses, community groups and young enterprises and we are honoured to be amongst them in what has seen 2015 be our most successful and record breaking year of fundraising ever in our 8-year history! 

In 2014 we celebrated raising a record £9,838 for our charities, but this year we have smashed that and gone on to raise over £13,500!!

The Gala Evening will see the awards ceremony itself interspersed with local acts and performances including a band playing with live music in the company of local VIPs, dignitaries and guests of honour. 
If P2G should win, (though we ourselves really can't imagine us walking away as winners on the night), along with the award we will receive £100 prize money towards our work - which would be a real boost for us so we can carry on our work in 2016 to raise many more thousands for all our charities in need! 
We would like to thank each and every one of our amazing supporters that have and continue to support us so well whether its through raising money, organising events, or getting involved in our events and donating money, as this special recognition wouldn't be without you - our loyal supporters!  A
nd, of course we would like to thank all those who nominated Play2Give in the first place for this very special awards initative - we are truly humbled and feeling very proud - and thank you to the Didcot BACAs for recognising us - we look forward to a fantastic night - please keep your fingers crossed for us everyone!
About Play2Give

Play2Give (P2G for short) was set up by Didcot's Andrew Baker in 2007 who teamed up with a small select team of friends to bring a football tournament for charity to life.
Since its inception, and now as a voluntary-run fundraising organisation, P2G has proved to be hugely successful and, in particular, over the last 6 years especially, in continually growing and raising more money than ever. Many thousands are raised each year for local selected charities, primarily the
Oxford Children's Hospital.

The football tournaments have been hailed by past teams as being the 'best tournament for charity in Oxfordshire', which is a real testament to the hard work and effort that all the team put in each year organising these annual events. 
Since 2007 over £45,500 has been raised and donated to these causes to date, with over £36k of this to the
Children's Hospital

As of late 2014, we are thrilled to be given the opportunity to name a room within the teenage ward at the hospital.  At a target of £40,000 to achieve this ambitious target, we are only under £4k off this goal.  A plaque will then be included on the door in Play2Give's name.  Please help us achieve this goal, as we continue to raise funds for the very latest medical equipment and facilities for the tens of thousands of children the hospital treat.

P2G also supports
Headway Oxfordshire and the Oxford Paediatric Eye Fund. Over the years we have also supported Bone Cancer Research (in memory of Alex Lewis from Wallingford), Footsteps, SpecialEffect and Heads Up amongst others. 

Visit the website for more information and for all the latest news and events regularly updated.

Oxford Children’s Hospital:
(reg. charity 1057295 Fund 0555), 
Headway Oxfordshire (reg. charity 1156538)
Oxford Paediatric Eye Fund:
(reg. charity 1057295 Fund 2134)

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