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

Half-term Halloween Trail 👻

19th October to 1st November

Join us for a spook-tacular Halloween Trail in Pangbourne, throughout the village running from 19/10 to 1/11. Answer sheets available from Playgroup and Garlands.


Christmas Fayre 🎄

2nd December 12pm – 3pm

With a visit from Father Christmas, stalls, crafts, face painting, sweet treats and a raffle.

Tickets cost £5 which includes a present from Father Christmas and a gingerbread man to decorate, these are available from Playgroup and at


Annual General Meeting

28th November – 8pm

The event that allows us to keep running – we need as many parents to attend the AGM as possible, so please come along. We’ll discuss the performance over the last year, and committee members for 2023/2024. If you have any questions, or would like to join the committee, please let us know at

We’re always open to new ideas for fundraising events, large or small, so please get in touch with 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

Buy a ticket


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.

Support our cause

Previous Events and News updates

Emma ran the Windsor Half Marathon!

On 24th September, our very own skipper, Emma Carney, competed in the Windsor Half Marathon, and managed to raise 151% of the target!

It was her very first half marathon, and she trained hard – think of Rocky running up and down the stairs, but even faster *queue music*.

Take a look at Just Giving here.


Easter Duck Hunt!

The ducks landed on 31st March, as expected -many were found, and lots of participants had a quacking time. Thanks to all involved in the setup and all that took part!

Christmas Raffle – Dec

Many thanks to all the businesses and individuals who generously donated the prizes for our Christmas raffle, including:
The raffle was drawn on 14th December and prize winners will be contacted to arrange collection/delivery of their prizes.

Christmas Fair – 3rd Dec – 11am – 2pm at Playgroup

Join us for the annual Playgroup Christmas Fair, on 3rd December. There’s fun for the whole family, with a variety of stalls and activities, where you can decorate gingerbread, visit Santa’s Grotto, enter the raffle or join in with the sweet tombola!

We’re looking for stall ideas, activities and helpers on the day – plus if you’d like to host a stall, please get in touch with our Christmas Fair coordinator, Francesca. Thank you!

Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 23rd November at 8pm in Playgroup

Please join us for some refreshments, to celebrate the achievements of the past year, and find out plans about moving forward into 2023.

Dolphin Centre Table top sale – Oct 22

Grateful thanks to all those who donated toys, spread the word & helped with selling on the day. We made around £200 profit and unsold items were redistributed to local charity shops.

Refurbished Playground & Garden, Grand Opening! – 3rd / 4th Sept

To celebrate the team’s tireless work to raise enough money to overhaul the PVPG garden, we hosted a grand opening, with cakes, drinks and of course a sneak preview of the garden.

Village Fête – 18th June

We had a fantastic day at the Pangbourne Village Fete in June. Thanks so much to the organisers for having us, you did an amazing job. It felt a long time coming and was a superb day!

Thanks to everyone who visited our stall, we raised an amazing £484.10 for playgroup by selling tickets for the duck race, cakes and glitter tattoos.

Congratulations to the duck race winner Rowen, who took home the £100 cash prize for the winning duck.

Royal Themed Scarecrow Trail – 26th May

For the Queen’s Jubilee proved very popular. The most popular scarecrow by far, as voted by participants was The Frog Prince on Bucknell Avenue, well done to his creators !!

PVPG at Whitchurch Art Cafe

A very successful event, spending a wonderful morning surrounded by cakes, friends and chatting about Playgroup. In the process we made over £150 on the day!

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.


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.