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Smiths in the Community

Each year the company sets aside a budget for donations towards projects that are for the public good, or to the benefit of local communities. Donations can be by way of a financial contribution, but also ‘in kind’ by way of goods and services.

Donations from the fund are mostly aimed at the communities in and around the locality of our operations but can be made for projects further afield. Projects favoured will tend to have a social, charitable, or environmental aspect, will not normally be associated with commercial activities, and will be predominantly run by volunteers.

As to endorse those sentiments, Andrew Smith (Non-executive Director for Smith & Sons Bletchington Ltd) recently commented that:

“As a local, family company, selling locally produced, staple building products, and employing local people, Smiths are very pleased to be able to support community projects in the vicinity of their sites. Our contribution to these appeals can be financial - through sponsorship, donation, or support advertising. But often we can provide help in kind by supplying our products and services free of charge."



Causes we have supported over recent years include:

1st Bletchington Brownies  -  Sponsorship of guide leaders overseas trip.

1st Standlake Sea Scout Group  -  Sponsorship of race night held to raise funds.
1st Tackley & Heyford Scout Group  -  Sponsorship of fireworks display for fundraising purposes.
Anthony Nolan Trust  -  Sponsorship of employees taking part in an annual charity bike ride.
Ardley Youth Club  -  Provision of freestone to build a basketball court.
Banbury Rugby Football Club  -  Ground advertising board
Bicester Community College  -  Donation to minibus appeal
Bicester & Finmere Show  -  Provision of sand for the equestrian arena.  The show seeks to generate funds for research into spinal injuries and is in aid of related equestrian charities.
Bletchington Primary School  -  Donation of prizes for fundraising activities.
Bletchington Silver Band  -  Sponsorship of local village band.
Brize Norton Primary School  -  Provision of free shingle for renovation of playground.
CCM Academy  -  Coaching sponsorship of Oxfordshire County schoolboy cricketers.
Chandlings Manor School  -  Pledge of a load of shingles for a school charity auction.
Charlton on Otmoor Spring Ball  -  Pledge to donate to fundraising in aid of local school.
Charlton United FC  -  Kit sponsorship for the local football team at Charlton-on-Otmoor.

Chesterton Youth Football Club  -  Kit sponsorship.
Chipping Norton Rugby Football Club  -  Sponsorship of mini rugby festival.
Cornbury Park Horse Trials  -  Support advertising.
Down's Syndrome Association  -  Sponsorship of employees running the London marathon on behalf of the DSA.
Ducklington & Hardwick Produce Show  -  Annual sponsorship of the Open Vegetable Competition.
Ducklington Parish Church  -  Pledge of aggregates to repair church wall at St Bartholomew's.
Ducklington Play Area  -  Provision of 'bark' for children's play area.
Ducklington Village Hall  -  Provision of aggregates for village hall renovation project.
Ducklington U11s FC/Witney Rotary Club  -  Sponsorship of football kit arranged through Rotary Club's wish week.
Duns Tew Parish Council  -  Donation of aggregates to Youth Shelter Appeal.
Eynsham Scout Hall  -  Provision of free aggregates to new scout hut and arranging other contributions through industry contacts.

Friends of Wychwood Forest  -  Support advertising for the annual forest fayre.
Heythrop Hunt Pony Club  -  Sponsorship of annual horse show by provision of aggregate for course building.
Kidlington Youth Football Club  -  Sponsorship of kit.
Kirtlington Primary School  -  Sponsorship of Parents Association fundraising events and provision of sponsored football kit for the school team.
Kirtlington Scout Hut  -  Donation for support renovation of local scout hut.
Ley Community, Yarnton  -  aggregates to renovate the grounds of the Drug Rehabilitation Centre.
Marie Curie Fund  -  Free sand to build a course for women's driving challenge.
MIND Charity Bridewell Gardens, North Leigh - Donation of Shingle
Minster Lovell Cricket Club - Support advertising plus donations of aggregates
Middleton Stoney Parish Council  -  Donation out of Smiths Community Fund for upkeep of village hall.
Mollington Point to Point  -  Annual sponsorship of race for Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase.

Northmoor Trust  -  Donation of stone to help build 'geological wall' exhibit at Long Wittenham nature reserve.
Oxford City FC  -  Ground advertising board.
Oxford in Bloom  -  Donation to prizes for the annual competition.
Oxford United FC  -  Sponsorship of Young Player of the Year award
Oxfordshire Young Farmers Club  -  Support advertising for the yearbook.
Restore, Working for Mental Health  -  Donation of aggregates to help with the renovation of the charity's premises.
Rollright Stones - Donation of Cotswold stone blocks, to be used as 'legs' for new commemorative benches
South Leigh Village Hall Renovations  -  Muck-away and the provision of free hardcore and aggregate for the new car park.
St John Ambulance  -  Donation to help with the rebuilding of Kidlington HQ.
St Thomas More School, Kidlington  -  Aggregates pledged for parents association auction of promises
Standlake Recreation Ground  -  Provision of free aggregate for Parish Council's recreation ground appeal.
Stanton Harcourt Museum Committee  -  Pledge for donation to the proposed museum of local archaeological finds, including dinosaur fossils
Stanton Harcourt Village Hall  -  Provision of free shingle to renovate the car park.

Stonesfield Charity Ball  -  Donation of aggregate to set up marquee area.
Tackley Horse Show  -  Annual sponsorship of pony competition.
Tackley Jubilee Ball  -  Sponsorship of fundraising activities for village causes at the annual ball.
Tackley Millennium Play Area  -  Donation of aggregates.
The Rollright Trust  -  Provision of free aggregates for the maintenance of renovation of the Rollright stones.
Weston-on-the-Green Village Hall  -  Provision of aggregates to renovate the car park.
Wild Oxfordshire - Supporting donation.
Witney Amateur Boxing Club  -   Support advertising for the annual tournament.
Witney Carnival  -  Annual sponsorship of float.  Carnival in aid of various charities.
Witney Rugby Football Club  -  Support advertising for a youth rugby festival.
Witney Young Farmers Club  -  Support advertising for an annual horse show.
Witney Vikings U10s FC - Kit sponsorship.
Worcester & Bletchington Football Club  -  Kit sponsorship.

Smiths in the Community




Smiths are delighted to have donated funds to the Neurology ICU unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

This has enabled the unit to start holding Wellbeing Sessions.

Thank you for all the amazing work you do!!




Smiths in the Community
Smiths in the Community