Fundraising at PVPG

Pangbourne Valley Playgroup is a registered charity, at the heart of our community, committed to providing affordable childcare and education for local families.

As such we have an ongoing calendar of fundraising activities to cover our running and maintenance costs and limit our financial deficit, together with targeted events to fund specific projects such as our Outdoor Playground refurbishment. Our fundraising efforts are ongoing which is why harnessing the support of our local community is of such huge value to us.

Check out the upcoming fundraising events below, and see how you can take part today.

Thanks for your support.

Upcoming Events


PVPG at Whitchurch Art Cafe – 14th May

We are planning to manage the catering at the Whitchurch Art Cafe in May. On the day, we welcome you to bake a cake or serve customers, even for a short time. Please register your interest with any of the committee members. Everyone is welcome to come along, and bring a friend to fill your boots with cake, refreshments and culture.

Scarecrow Trail

Royal Themed Scarecrow Trail – 26th May

Scarecrows will have made their way Pangbourne by 26th May, so get ready to spot and identify them. Feeling creative? Now’s your chance to make your own scarecrow, or even host one – If you’re interested, please get in touch with Olwen on 07773747022.

Prizewinners will be drawn from the registered entries, plus a prize for the most popular scarecrow!

Get making and spread the word – it’s royal-themed fun for the whole family.

Village Fête – 18th June

We are organising a duck race on the River Thames, launching ducks from Whitchurch Bridge!

We would love your help – Natural salesperson? Help needed selling tickets on the day.  Got a creative flair? Why not help decorate people with the popular Glitter Tattoos, more hands make light work so please sign up to the rota which will be circulating nearer the time.

See you there!

We’re always open to new ideas for fundraising events, large or small, so please get in touch with Olwen Grant, or any of the committee via Playgroup.

More ways to support PVPG

West Berkshire Lottery

West Berkshire Lottery is local lottery supports good causes in West Berkshire and you can buy tickets to support us via their website giving you a 1/50 chance to win a prize each week with a top prize of £25,000! Tickets are only £1

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Pangbourne Valley Playgroup is registered with Easyfundraising. 

Over 4,500 online retailers including John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Uswitch, eBay and M&S are ready to give a free donation every time you shop online.

Plus, once you’ve signed up and raised £5 in donations, easyfundraising will give us an extra £5 bonus donation.

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Support us when you shop online with Amazon via Register for Amazon Smile and choose to support Pangbourne Valley Playgroup – we get a donation every time you shop at no cost to you. You can also switch it on by default on the Amazon app on your phone. Once it’s set up you are donating 0.5% of the price eligible items, without any effort or cost to you.

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Previous Events and News updates

The Great Duck Hunt

Easter Duck Hunt

Huge thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Duck Hunt. We made over £160 in total and had plenty of fun along the way.

Grateful thanks to the Co-op for donating Easter Egg prizes, and to Garlands, Little Labels & The Rhubarb Tree for selling entry forms.

Christmas Raffle

We are very appreciative of all the items so willingly donated by local business and organisations for the Christmas Raffle.

These included vouchers from: Floating Point, ForrestersLa’De KitchenNino’s TrattoriaSkel YogaGreen’s Butchers, Turkish Barbers, Barking Mad Groomers03 interiorsBaxter’s Cafe KitchenRhubarbTreeThe Cheese Shop, JC Cleaning Services, Little LabelsCozze, and Virtue Gymnastic.

We had more than twenty generous prizes, and a very strong rallying of sales led by our committee member Jenny in the last few days before the draw! Our final profit was £578.70 which was very generously rounded up to £600 by Stephen Mills of Steve Mills Vermin Control. Thank you so much Steve for this very thoughtful gesture of support.

Christmas Fair

Home baking donations for Pangbourne Club’s Christmas fair far exceeded our expectations at this very busy time of year, we are extremely grateful to all those people in the community who baked and donated to support us. We even catered for the dogs of Pangbourne with delicious home baked dog treats!

Thank you Rebecca, Ana & Marija for braving the elements to serve all our customers. We made a fabulous total of £115.20!

Masonic Center Fundraising

Amazing news! The local branch of the masonic center is giving us £500 to get new IT equipment for our playgroup. This will be a replacement for out laptop used for booking sessions, and doing admin on site. We are also getting some new tablets for staff to use during sessions recording observations and taking pictures of the children to share with parents.

A night at the Races

October 8th 2021 at 8pm

Our Races Night was held in our local Village Working men’s club in Pangbourne. It was a huge success and we had such fun running it. We raised over £1400 for our garden project.

Massive thanks go to the Pangbourne Club for hosting us, the businesses who supported us and donated money, and of course all the people who came on the night or who “bought” horses to sponsor.

January 2022 - Fundraising News


A huge thank you to the Co-op who selected us to be one of the chosen causes from March 21 until October 21. With the help of our local supporting villagers, we raised a whopping £2786.13 which will go towards our playground refurbishment project.

August 2021 - Fundraising News

Peter Baker Foundation Grant

We have just received news that the Peter Baker foundation has given us a grant of £2500 for our garden project. This is amazing news and we have now reached over £7k in our fundraising efforts to build a new garden and play area for the children of Pangbourne Village to enjoy at their playgroup.