Burditch Hall Wootton

by Wootton Community and Sports Trust in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £12,612

raised so far

+ est. £1874.00 Gift Aid



We want to reopen the Burditch Hall as a community venue dedicated to sports in the village of Wootton, Oxfordshire.

by Wootton Community and Sports Trust in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th October 2022 we'd raised £11,587 with 71 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

With the extra £5000 we would paint the exterior of the building and move the door to the disabled toilet out into the entrance hall for increased accessibility and privacy. 

Who we are

Wootton Community and Sports Trust is a new charity that has formed to manage and run the Burditch Hall and Playing Fields in Wootton-by-Woodstock in Oxfordshire.

The charity trustees are Rachel Jones, Nat Mitchell-Boorne, Melanie Waldron, Rachel Budge, Mark Chesterman, Andy Warner, Graham Lawrence, Ian Hemmingway and James Gray. 

We are supported by a really brilliant group of volunteers and helpers of all ages who are really enthusiastic about this project. 

Please watch our short video to see all the hard work so far.

Our plans

The hall has been closed since December 2021 and the village has been without a facility that supports sport for all ages since then. 

We would like to reopen the hall and make it a welcoming and inclusive community hub for sports in Wootton. 


There is a lot of work to do before we can open the hall. We have made a start on repainting the interior, installing a hard floor, reinstating the bar, and refreshing the interior furnishing. We are reusing/upcycling the existing chairs and tables and making good the existing fixings where possible.

Next steps

We need to replace the toilets, fix the leaky roof and broken guttering, and paint and repair the outside of the building. We need to replace the damaged external doors and some of the windows need replacing as they are rotten. We would like to refresh the kitchen and changing rooms to make sure everyone who uses the hall has a clean and safe space to enjoy while they take part in sports and community activities.




In the immediate term we have outstanding invoices to pay, for fittings like the floor and shutters. We would like to install internet services so that WiFi will be available at the hall. We also need to replace the mower for the playing field.




We have been so grateful for everyone's hard work so far - people from all generations have been so generous with their time, effort and donations, thank you. We are so looking forward to sharing this community facility with you all for many years to come and we can't wait to welcome you all to enjoy sports together as a whole village. The football season will be starting again soon and we hope you will join us as we open the hall throughout the autumn. 


The Bridge Bar

We have decided to give the newly refurbished bar a new name - The Bridge Bar - that represents our vision for it within the community - somewhere everyone can come and feel welcome and connected. 

The bar will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and run by volunteers, we really hope to see you there!


What else will be on offer?

We surveyed as many people in the village as we could and we asked them what kind of activities Wootton needs. Here are the most popular responses:


The Burditch Hall will be available for all sorts of different sports clubs and activities and we really want to encourage the community to get involved and volunteer to run a club or come to a class. We plan to facilitate as many sports and community activities as possible - pilates, tennis, football, boules, Aunt Sally, darts, Youth Club and many more. 


A big thank you to all our supporters

This is a community venture and we can only do this with your help, enthusiasm and support. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated money, time and resources already, we are so grateful. So many people have been so generous already and we are asking the wider community for your support to get the hall open in September 2022.

Thank you so much, we are very conscious that this is a difficult time to ask for financial support so any contribution is welcome and very gratefully received.  


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Your first drink on the house!

Your first drink at the bar

£8 or more

Yoga class at LION YOGA

Yoga class at LION YOGA - RRP £15 www.lionyoga.uk

£10 or more


A mug to celebrate the reopening of the hall!

£15 or more

Personalised WCAST beer glass

A WCAST beer glass with your name on it

£18 or more

Bottle of champagne

A bottle of champagne - RRP £50

£20 or more

An hour's hall hire

An hour of hall hire to use any time before October 2023

£40 or more

Bottle of fizz from Wootton Stores

A bottle of Prosecco from Wootton Stores. Thank you to Wootton Stores for their support - follow them on Facebook @woottonstores

£65 or more

Little Ox beers with Oxford Utd glass

An Oxford Utd/Little Ox gift pack of a glass and two cans of special Little Ox beer. With many thanks to www.littleoxbrewery.co.uk for their support!

£100 or more

WCAST Supporters T-shirt

A special WCAST supporters T-shirt

£120 or more

Brewery tour of Little Ox brewery

A guided tour of Little Ox brewery for four people, including two pints of beer each! With many thanks to www.littleoxbrewery.co.uk for their support!

£150 or more

Two tickets to watch Arsenal

Tickets for two to an Arsenal game!

£250 or more

An invitation to the WCAST Christmas party

Special invitation (including guest) to the WCAST Christmas party on Thursday 1st December. Includes drinks and canapés.

£500 or more

Invitation to WCAST Christmas party w/mystery gift

Special invitation (including guest) to the WCAST Christmas party on Thursday 1st December (includes drinks and canapés) and a special mystery gift!

£50 or more

Your first drink on the house!

A drinks voucher for your first drink at the bar once we're open!

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