November and December Fundraising events

Our future fundraising events are:
November 6th ’21 Beetle Drive with Raffle to be held in the Chesterton Community Centre, Geminus Road,Cheserton @ 7pm (Prizes).
December 4th ’21 Christmas Fayre to be held in the Chesterton Community Centre, Geminus Road, Chesterton @ 10am – 2pm (raffle and competitions. Coffee Bar open for Homemade Soup etc).

Another busy month

AHJ has been very busy again this month. The Markets in Banbury (Saturdays) and Bicester (Fridays) continue to bring in a steady income every week which is a great asset. We are getting known much more in Banbury now. We were invited to have a table at the Deddington Craft Fair which is once a month, so that has helped spread the word of AHJ in a new direction.

The most important achievement this month is being granted Planning Permission by CDC on Sept 9th, after two years and two months.
The news or our planning permission was printed front page of the Bicester Advertiser (Sept 23rd’21) and the Oxford Mail on Sept 24th ’21). On Sept 24th in the afternoon Ian and I were interviewed live by Adam Ball on BBC Radio Oxford. He was asking all about how AHJ had begun, why and where we were with it now.

Future events

We are finally able to arrange some upcoming events for which we are very thankful. Please watch this space for:
1 – Great adventures with a car treasure hunt followed by street food and drinks at the Chesterton Community Centre;
2 – An evening with a Beetle Drive (Venue to be arranged);
3 – An incredible auction with fabulous prizes to bid for;
4 – An Indian supper evening at the Chesterton Community Centre;
5- A Christmas craft fair in the Chesterton Community Centre
Dates for all these events will be given shortly.

Current events

Every Thursday we have a market stall in Banbury from 9am to 4pm, hosted by Ian and Rachael Scott-Hunter. The Banbury stall tends to be bric-a-brac, razzamataz, curios and vintage items, with an ever-changing diverse display of wonderful items all donated by many amazing supporters. Friday sees us in Sheep Street, Bicester, from 9am to 3pm (run by Carl & Matthew Malone and Rita Taylor) and is our children’s stall with games, puzzles, toys, books and other lovely donated items. On Saturdays Ian and Rachael run a stall at Finmere Car Boot market from 7am to 11am with a fantastic array of donated items for sale (especially for the early birds!). Generally, we take between £60 and £140 per event.