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Community Challenge

Mix96 and The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust have teamed up again to help good causes across Bucks.

The idea is to change people's lives. The Mix96 Community Challenge is going to transform part of someone’s world.

The winner 2016

This year's winner is the 1st Eaton Bray and Edlesborough Scout Group. Wes went down to have a look at all the work that needs doing: 

Once we know what work needed doing the team at VAHT came down to take a look and let us know exactly what they could do and we had some good news for them:

The Scout Hut was nominated by Nicola who told us why they need our help:

"The group runs sessions for over 90 children and young people every week, from age 6 up to 18. The group is solely run by volunteers, they take part in local village events, the local Remembrance Sunday March every year relies on the group.

"They have fundraised constantly for some years as the Hut is what can only be described as an eyesore. The roof has reached the end of its shelf life and is being replaced shortly, thanks to fundraising.

"However, in preparation for the roof to be replaced, we had to cap the heating off, it has now been condemned so we have no way of heating our newly roofed hut.

The work starts

TSG Heating have begun on the most important part of the build, getting the heating in before those cold months really kick in, Wes went to see what was going on:

Finally Finished 

The 2016 Mix 96 Community Challenge with Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust​ has finally finished and it was worth waiting for. 

Check out the amazing changes to the 1st Eaton Bray and Edlesborough Scout Hut.

Originally the scouts were going to receive a £2000 grant for renovations on the hut, in particular they needed a new boiler because they had NO heating whatsoever. 

However through the kindness and generosity of the local businesses The hut has been totally revamped so we need to say a huge thanks to the following companies

TSG – who replaced the central heating

Worcester – Donated a brand-new boiler.

Travis Perkins managed services - Made the windows

Herts Property Services – Fitted the windows, decorated the whole hut and cleared the back yard

ID Verdi tidied up the gardens

The Community Challenge so far...

The Mix96 Community Challenge has been running for a few years now.

Alongside our friends at Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust we have given Pebble Brook School an urban farm, Rainbow Totz and the Gap Youth Group got an entire new kitchen and most recently, Stocklake Park school have had their outside space and their sensory room totally revamped.


Community Challenge 2014 Unveiling
Community Challenge 2014 Unveiling

Stocklake School

Stocklake School, winner in 2015/16

Here's how it works:

Mix96 asks for people to nominate good causes, in the past it would have to be a charity or not-for-profit organisation, but this year we've extended the competition so that people who need their house changing can also take part. 

Mix96 and Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust (VAHT) then go through all the applications and decide which one should get their wish to come true. This is the really hard bit, we would love to help everyone but unfortunately we can't.

Once we've decided on a project it's over to the brilliant team at VAHT, not only do they fund the entire project but they also carry out all the work - for free!

MD of Mix96, Max Hailey says he loves the Community Challenge:

"As a local radio station, it's great to be able to make a difference for a worthy, local cause.

"We know there are people out there who need help and we're happy to be able to make sure they've got what they need"

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Here are some pictures from the great projects over the last few years: