Three Oxfordshire groups The Sinodun Players and Corn Exchange, the National Trails and the Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers have together received the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK.  Only 230 awards have been made nationally this year.   This award recognises the outstanding work of volunteer groups in their communities.   It was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.

The Sinodun Players and Corn Exchange is not only an amateur dramatic group but also runs the Corn Exchange as a centre for community arts and entertainment.