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Community Challenge

We've chosen a winner for The Community Challenge 2018 and we've done something a bit unusual!

Mix96 and Vale of Aylesbury Housing asked you to nominate good causes that could do with some help with a project. 

You did us proud and we received an incredible amount of nominations - now it's time to reveal the winner.

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The winner(s)!

The trouble is there are so many good causes and we just couldn't decide... so this year we've picked TWO projects to help!

Here are the winners:

Royal Voluntary Service Tea Room in The Spinal Injuries Unit

Here's a bit from their application:

"The paid and volunteer staff who work at the tea bar provide a warm and friendly service and would like to make every customers visit a positive experience , when sometimes their time there is under difficult circumstances. If the courtyard could be refreshed it would give somewhere that people can relax in away from the hospital environment and maybe give a little relief at difficult times."

Vale of Aylesbury Housing are going to transform the courtyard into a space to help the patients, relatives and staff at the world-famous Spinal Injury Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

The Oasis Partnership

Here's a bit from their application:

"They support some of the most vulnerable  in society, people with drug and alcohol problems and their families. They are also a part of the AVDC Rough Sleepers Initiative.  They make a difference to peoples lives which in turn helps improve our communities."

We're going to transform an outside space to help them engage rough-sleepers and enable the partnership to encourage them into recovery.

Here are some of the great projects over the last few years:

The Puzzle Centre

Here's the video of all the work:

 

1st Eaton Bray and Edlesborough Scout Hut:

Before:

Here's what the Scout Hut looked like before we got hold of it; as you can see it wasn't the best place to meet:

After:

Thanks to the Trust, and several other local companies, we carried out even more work then the Scouts were expecting:

The Community Challenge

The Mix96 Community Challenge has been running for six years now.

Alongside our friends at Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust we have transformed a lot of local spaces:

  • Last year we created a new garden for the Puzzle Centre, making it more accessible for children with autism and communication difficulties.
  • We completely transformed the 1st Eaton Bray and Edlesborough Scout Group's hut.
  • Stocklake Park school have had their outside space and their sensory room totally revamped.
  • Rainbow Totz and the Gap Youth Group got an entire new kitchen.
  • Pebble Brook School got an urban farm.