A BUSINESS park has donated its Christmas party money to two Oxfordshire charities after not being able to host celebrations this year.

Milton Park in Didcot decided to donate the money that would have been spent on hosting the annual Christmas market, wreath-making workshops and other festive events.

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The donations were made to two Didcot charities.

Money was sent to SOFEA, which runs a community larder programme.

Richard Kennell, founder and CEO of SOFEA, said: “We are so grateful to MEPC for this very generous donation. Having started our first Community Larder at the Marlborough Club in Didcot, we grew a network of 49 Larders distributing over 70,000 emergency food boxes across Oxfordshire during the first lockdown, including nine Larders and almost 10,000 food boxes in South Oxfordshire, all based on the original model and community engagement of Didcot.”

The business park also donated to the fundraising organisation that donates to Oxford Children's Hospital, Play2Give.

Andrew Baker, founder and CEO, Play2Give said: "A big thank you to Milton Park. There has been significant long lasting impacts that P2G has achieved over the years including sponsoring our very own patient room on the teenage ward at the Oxford Children's Hospital, which is named 'The Play2Give Room' after £40k was raised over many years to fund that room. We hope that our events will return with renewed strength when it is safe to do so in 2021."