New uniforms for Banbury charity thanks to generous donation

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Staff and support workers at Banbury’s Let’s Play Project have received new uniforms thanks to a donation from Bloxham Mill.

The charity specialises in the provision of play and leisure opportunities for disabled young children aged between five and 18. They currently operate from a portacabin at St Mary’s School in Banbury and was trying to raise funds to buy 60 tee-shirt and 60 hoodies.

Ray Avery, managing director of Bloxham Mill, heard of the project’s plight and got in touch to see if he could help.

He said: “One meeting and a few phone calls later, and Let’s Play now has branded t-shirts and hoodies, sporting its distinctive logo.

“They support so many children and young people that it was only right that someone helped them out, too. We’re delighted to have supplied the uniform and to feel part of the wonderful work that Let’s Play delivers to our community. Going forward we’ll be doing as much as we can to support them.”

The charity’s home at the school is serving them well, but has a limited life. Staff and trustees are keen to find more permanent premises which will enable them to further develop and expand the services they are able to offer.

Deb Kerrison, Let’s Play project manager, said: “Like most charities, funds are generally allocated berfore they are even banked. We really needed to have a uniform but couldn’t easily find the spare funds to buy them for our staff and project workers to wear.

“We put out a mailer to ask for prospective trustees and Ray answered almost immediately. We’re so impressed with Ray’s business skills and approach in securing our uniforms, and so grateful for his support of Let’s Play.”