Smiths in the Community

We receive many approaches for support from diverse community groups and aim to help as many as possible.  Our contribution to these appeals can be financial - through sponsorship, donation or support advertising. But often we are able to provide help in kind by supplying our products and services free of charge. We will help if we can.

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 annual charity bike ride.
  • Ardley Youth Club  -  Provision of free stone to build basketball court.
  • Banbury Rugby Football Club  -  Ground advertising board
  • Bicester Community College  -  Donation to minibus appeal
  • Bicester & Finmere Show  -  Provision of sand for equestrian arena.  Show seeks to generate funds for research to spinal injuries, and is in aid of related equestrian charities.
  • Bletchington Primary School  -  Donation of prizes for fund raising 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 load of shingle for school charity auction.
  • Charlton on Otmoor Spring Ball  -  Pledge to donate to fundraising in aid of local school.
  • Charlton United FC  -  Kit sponsorship for 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 employee running 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 to 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 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 course for women's driving challenge.
  • 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 year book.
  • Restore, Working for Mental Health  -  Donation of aggregates to help with renovation of 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 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 proposed museum of local archaeological finds, including dinosaur fossils.
  • Stanton Harcourt Village Hall  -  Provision of free shingle to renovate 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 fund raising activities for village causes at 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.
  • Witney Amateur Boxing Club  -   Support advertising for annual tournament.
  • Witney Carnival  -  Annual sponsorship of float.  Carnival in aid of various charities.
  • Witney Rugby Football Club  -  Support advertising for youth rugby festival.
  • Witney Young Farmers Club  -  Support advertising for annual horse show.
  • Worcester & Bletchington Football Club  -  Kit sponsorship.