What a strange and challenging world we are living in. It has certainly brought ‘challenges’ to AHoJ, but all along we have trusted in God that our Charity would carry on. And it has! Wonderful people such as Corinne Cunningham came forward and she wonderfully produced lovely Face Masks to sell. From April to October 2020 they have raised the incredible sum of over £16,000. We are so very grateful to Corinne and her team. Thank you so very much.
We’ve been appointed Chosen Charity!
We’ve had wonderful support for raising our profile over the past year and are so grateful to those individuals and organisations who have chosen to make a point of supporting Alexandra House of Joy. Of course, with the outbreak of COVID-19 and the necessary social distancing requirements, much of the fundraising activity is now on hold. However, we want to make a point of saying thanks to those who are supporting us.
In this blog post we want to say a special thank you to those who selected us to be Charity of the Year. Here are the details:
Chosen as Local Charity
We are absolutely thrilled that Alexandra House of Joy was chosen by both the Mayor of Bicester and the Chairman of Oxfordshire County Council as Charities of the Year for May 2019 – May 2020.
Thank you so much to the Mayor of Bicester, Cllr Jason Slaymaker, for selecting us as one of the four charities supported by his fundraising during the year. What a privilege it has been to have this support, thank you Mayor.
A huge thanks also to Cllr Les Sibley, who appointed AHoJ as one of the three charities to receive fundraising support during his year as Chairman of Oxfordshire County Council. This support has been wonderful. In October 2019, Ian and I were invited to the Charity Civic Dinner at the Hopcroft Hotel, Deddington by the Chairman of OCC. This formal evening was to fundraise for Alexandra House of Joy, and we received a cheque for £2,050 which was wonderful.
Chosen as National Charity
In November 2019, Ian and I were thrilled to be invited up to Fishmongers Company Hall, London Bridge, London, to meet with the head of Fishmongers and the Events Committee. They have chosen us to be their Charity of the Year which is amazing.
These are the Christmas Cards sold by the Fishmongers Company Hall to raise money for AHoJ in winter 2019.
Application for Planning Permission
Hurrah… On 26th June 2019 our Application for Planning permission
went in to Cherwell District Council.
Its Been a Busy Summer….
We’ve been out and about this summer, raising funds for Alexandra House ofJoy.
We attended the Bicester Big Lunch on June 2nd raising £376. Rachael & Ian visited Chesterton Football Club on June 3rd to thank them for their gift of £500.
Carol, Mathew, Rita, Jane & Lisa have been running a very successful market stall throughout the summer & ongoing in Sheep Street every Fri 10-2 & on June 8th Rachael & Wendy raised £100 with a vintage & antiques stall at Razzamatazz in Woodstock.
Deva Church in Prestatyn North Wales held a lunch on 23rd June raising £420.