The SeeSaw events calendar is already looking busy for 2019. We’ve got lots on to suit all tastes - from challenge events such as bike rides and half marathons, to business networking events, to community events across Oxfordshire.
If you are interested in supporting SeeSaw by taking part in or volunteering at any of the following events, please call or email Lucy in the Fundraising Team who would love to hear from you (01865 744768).
Do you have a fundraising idea in mind that's not listed below? Lucy is on hand with advice and support to help make it happen.
Wallingford Car Rally: 12 May 2019
SeeSaw is delighted to be returning to this year's Wallingford Car Rally where the Sporting Bears will once again be offering visitors the chance to take a passenger ride in a classic or supercar, in exchange for a small donation to SeeSaw. The parade itself features an incredible 350 cars, and there will be other community activities, food stalls, etc. on the Kinecroft. A fantastic day out for all the family.
Many thanks to the organisers of the Car Rally and the Sporting Bears for their continued support.
Bike Oxford: 19 May 2019
Starting at Oxford University Rugby Club, near to the historic city centre, Bike Oxford takes a short route around the colleges before heading into the Cotswold countryside, providing spectacular scenery for riders. The sportive will be celebrating its 6th anniversary in 2019, and SeeSaw has charity places available for the 50 and 80 mile routes. Contact Lucy to find out more about cycling for SeeSaw in 2019.
Oxford City Pub Walk: 25 May 2019
An approximate 10 mile circuit around the beautiful city centre of Oxford and it's ornate colleges; out to Wolvercote and back; taking in lots of famous public houses on the way including The Head of the River, The Trout and the Turf Tavern. There will be a voluntary collection for SeeSaw at the end of the walk.
Visit the Facebook event page here for more information.
Rare Plant Fair: 26 May 2019
The Rare Plant Fair is an enjoyable experience for everyone, whether a novice or experienced gardener. There is the opportunity to buy interesting and unusual plants from a range of nurseries offering well-grown plants and advice.
Relax and enjoy refreshments in the grounds of this beautiful 18th century house, situated in a unique setting on the edge of The White Horse Vale and set in beautiful gardens and parkland. SeeSaw is grateful to receive a donation from the entry fees to this event.
LibFest: 29 June 2019
This fantastic community event is held in memory of Liberty Baker and SeeSaw is grateful to be one of three charities supported by the organisers.
This year's event, taking place at The Leys in Witney, will begin with the traditional 5k fun-run. Families will be able to enjoy several attractions that reflect Liberty's love of sport and music. Live dance acts and an open mic stage are in the pipeline, as is a new set of activities in the festival's children's zone.
Swinford Toll Bridge Bucket Collection - 26 August 2019 (Bank Hol Mon)
SeeSaw is returning to the Swinford Toll Bridge on the 26th August for a charity takeover! Teams of volunteers will collect cash from drivers between 9am and 5pm on that day. It's a lot of fun and last year raised an incredible £2,222 for SeeSaw! Contact Lucy if you'd like to get involved as a volunteer this year.
Black Tie Charity Ball: 21 September 2019
Our friends at Sandra Homewood Funerals are kindly hosting a Black Tie Charity Ball in aid of SeeSaw. This wonderful event, taking place at Oxford's Jury's Inn, looks set to be a fantastic night out with live music, a disco and surprise entertainment. If you would like to purchase a ticket or table, or work for a company that might be interested in sponsoring any elements of the event, please visit the Facebook event page for further information.
Oxford Half Marathon - 13 October 2019
2018 was our best year yet at the Oxford Half Marathon. We had over 40 runners sign up to take on the 13.1 mile fast and flat route which takes in some of Oxford's most iconic sights. Together our 'SeeSaw Stars' raised over £15,000 for SeeSaw!
Could this be the challenge for you in 2019? When you run for SeeSaw we're with you every step of the way. We're on hand with training tips, fundraising advice and ideas, and we're there on the day to cheer you on to the finish line.
To apply for a SeeSaw place please download an application form and return to Lucy by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also refer to our Terms and Conditions.
Firewalk: 1 November 2019
SeeSaw is teaming up with other local charities to host an incredible Firewalk this November.
Firewalking shows us the vastness of our own human potential, shifting the energy of fear into the energy of growth. The bed of fire is usually between 8 and 12 feet in length, and the temperature of the embers can reach 1200o Fahrenheit. Contact Jane to find out more about this incredible challenge!