Charlbury Community Centre Appeal


For information about Charlbury Community Centre itself, please visit ur website: You will find information about the history of the Centre and acknowledgements of individuals' contributions on the "About Us" page.

The Charlbury Community Centre Appeal Committee (CCCA) is a group of volunteers, which has the specific aim of raising money to help with the running costs of Charlbury Community Centre. We are a sub-committee of the Thomas Gifford Trust, which is the charity which owns and manages the Centre. Through this page, we aim to keep you informed about our fundraising events.

The CCCA changed its constitution in October 2017. Previously the remit was to raise money to build Charlbury Community Centre. An amazing £275,800 was raised for that purpose. Now that the centre is built our remit is to raise money to help with the running costs and any future capital costs that may be needed.

Forthcoming events

Quiz Night, 24th October
We now hold a monthly mid-week quiz night in the cafe area of the Community Centre. Doors open at 7.30pm and the quiz will start at 8pm prompt, so please get there early to get your drinks in first. The quizzes will usually be on the fourth Wednesday of each month and each one will have a different quiz master to keep things interesting. Tickets are £5 per head and you can buy them from the reception desk - or ring up and we'll hold some for you. We can only accommodate 48 people in teams of a maximum of 6, but you do not need to have a full team to come - we will arrange the teams according to who comes.
Dates for the next few quizzes:

October 24th (Andrew Chapman)
Nov 28th (Derek Collett)

Variety Show, 10th November
Back by popular demand, the Charlbury Variety Show will be held in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 10th November. Tickets, priced £12 will include a light supper (pizza) and there will be a bar. Tickets can be purchased from the Community Centre reception desk.

If you are interested in being on our list of helpers at such events, please contact Tanya at the address below. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Many Thanks

The individuals who have served on the committee and/or helped to raise money for the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal are too numerous to mention. We are enormously grateful to all those people.

Over the past few years several local societies, organisations and charities have made generous donations to the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal including [in alphabetical order] the following:

Barnsbury Charitable Trust
Bartlett Taylor Charitable Trust
Blake Morgan
Edmund Blok Photography
Bull Inn, Charlbury
Charlbury Amateur Dramatic Society
Charlbury Art Society
Charlbury Beer Festival
Charlbury Book Group
Caravan Club
Charlbury Co-op
Charlbury Dental Practice
Charlbury Green Hub
Charlbury Horticultural Society
Charlbury Motor Fire Brigade Fund
Charlbury Parochial Church Council
Charlbury Pre-school
Charlbury School Association
Charlbury Society
Charlbury Tennis Club
Charlbury Town Council
Charlbury Town Football and Social Club
Charlbury Women's Institute
Churches Together in Charlbury
Clemence Charitable Trust
Day Books
Denis Green CFB
Ditchley Foundation
Doris Field Charitable Organisation
Dulverton Trust
England and Wales Cricket Board
Evenlode Investments
Friends of Charlbury Library
Garfield Weston Foundation
Glasgow Foundation
GWP Consultants LLP
HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust
Homes and Communities Agency
McCormick & Smith Architects
Midcounties Co-operative
Nine Acres Management Committee
One Village
Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Oxfordshire County Council
Probus Club of Charlbury
PF Charitable Trust
PYE Charitable Settlement
Souldern Trust
Southill Community Energy
Sport England
Squire Patton Boggs
St Mary's Church, Charlbury
St Teresa's Church Charlbury
West Oxfordshire District Council
TOE2 and Grundon Waste Management
Waitrose Ltd
Wilderness Festival


The Charlbury Community Centre Appeal was established early in 2004 by Lynette Murphy, with Diana Potten as her deputy chairperson, Richard Neville, as treasurer and an active and supportive group of helpers. Richard is still treasurer and Lynette still serves on the committee after all these years. In the first four years of existence the committee raised an amazing £142,000, from many events including a huge garden party at Ditchley Park, which raised £22,000 in one day! The money was ring-fenced according to the CCCA Constitution to be used "for the exclusive purpose of contributing all the monies raised as part of the building and fitting out costs for the proposed Charlbury Community Centre". After active fund raising stopped in 2008 mainly due to the credit crunch and uncertainty about the future of the project, the Community Centre Appeal started its fundraising activities up again in 2012 and we have been active ever since, building on the initial £142,000 raised so that the total raised towards building costs was over £275,000, exceeding the target of £250,000.


Ideas for fundraising, questions or comments, please contact Tanya Stevenson, Chair of Charlbury Community Centre Appeal Committee: (810216)

To donate online please use Make-a-Donation:

To donate by cheque, please make it payable to "CCCA" and send to CCCA, C/O Richard Neville, Treasurer, 12 Lees Heights, Charlbury, OX7 3EZ

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