May Celebrity Quiz Night for AHJ

On May 26, 2023 a fantastic fundraising event was held at Chesterton Community Centre.

The celebrity quiz night was led by Dr Darragh Ennis –  “The Menace” from TV shows ‘The Chase’ and ‘Beat the Chasers – and written by Chris Curtis – Winner of ITV’s ‘Britain’s Brainiest Family’ with Vince O’Connor – Oxfordshire League 4 Champion doing a grand job at totalling up the scores!

There was also a raffle with wonderful prizes from supporters and friends of Alexandra House of Joy and a wonderful time was had.

“We had a fantastic night, right up to that last round! Thank you everyone for making it so much fun.” – Brian Brown

“Great evening; a bit more money for the charity” – Beryl Chapman

“It was a fab evening, looking forward to the next one” – Fiona Scaysbrook

The event raised a fantastic sum: £1,622

“Amazing amount raised, well done. It was an enjoyable night and got the old grey matter working!!! Looking forward to the next one!” – Fran Portlock

“That’s fantastic!! It was a fabulous evening” – Ophelia Butts

Chairman Councillor Les Sibley Presents Fundraising Cheque for 2022-2023 and Confirms Alexandra House of Joy as His Chosen Charity Again!

During the Cherwell District Council AGM, held on May 17th 2023 at the Cherwell District Council offices in Bodicote, Banbury, Cllr Les Sibley presented Ian and Rachael with a cheque for £10,600 – the total fundraising amount raised during the 2022-2023 as Cllr Sibley’s elected charity.

Throughout his recent term of office as Chair of Cherwell District Council from May 2022 – 2023, Cllr Sibley held various fundraising functions and raised wonderful funds for the target goal to build Alexandra House of Joy and purchase necessary computer equipment for the charity. Part of his fundraising campaign was the ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal which raised almost £4,000.

Councillor Sibley also confirmed Alexandra House of Joy as his elected charity for his second term of office, 2023-2024.

“Cllr Sibley has been an incredible ambassador for us and having someone truly believe in our vision and mission, and who actively seeks to support our mammoth fundraising target, is enormously encouraging.” – Rachael Scott-Hunter, Chair and Founder of Alexandra House of Joy

We are grateful to Cllr Sibley and all of our supporters for their ongoing dedication to our fundraising efforts.
View our current fundraising total!

This story was covered in the Bicester Advertiser, This is Oxfordshire, and on Yahoo!News.

“A Right Royal Tea and Talk”

On February 19th 2023, Cllr Les Sibley – Chair of Cherwell District Council – held a fundraising event to raise funds for AHoJ, his chosen charity of the year 2022-2023.

Held from 3pm to 6pm at the Wroxton House Hotel in Banbury, Oxfordshire the afternoon began with talk from Ian Scott-Hunter about his memoirs as a Royal family in the 1970s.

The talk was followed by a delicious afternoon tea served by the staff of the lovely Wroxton House Hotel. Cllr Sibley then drew the raffle which came from many wonderful donations from people wanting to support Alexandra House of Joy.

In total the event raised the wonderful sum of £1,145!

Thank you to all who joined us and continues to support our fundraising efforts.

Pre-Christmas special with Cloud 9 band and Cloud 9 Community Choir

On Friday December 9th 2022, Cloud 9 band and Cloud 9 Community Choir held a pre-Christmas special at Chesterton Community Centre, Chesterton, Oxon to raise funds for Alexandra House of Joy.

This fundraising musical entertainment event included a fantastic raffle. The Cloud 9 Community Choir entertained a full house with a mixture of Christmas carols and songs.

Soloist, Emily Ottaway, did a wonderful rendition of Silent Night, Holy Night.

“It was a wonderful evening, the choir and other artists were very entertaining” – Fran Portlock

In total the event raised the wonderful sum of £1,044!

Thank you to everyone who continues to support us as we look to raise the £3M needed to build Alexandra House.

Cllr Les Sibley’s Charity Dinner Raises Funds

Councillor Les Sibley, Chair of Cherwell District Council, organised a large charity dinner – sponsored by Bicester Village – in aid of Alexandra House of Joy, his chosen charity during his reign of office for 2023/2024.

The dinner was held at the Heyford Hotel, Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire – a wonderful venue – and was well attended. Guests included a number of ‘the chain gang’ from across Oxfordshire, the High Sheriff, and a group of militaries from the US air base in Croughton.

There was a substantial raffle which all helped towards the final total raised: £4,600!

View our current total raised, and find out how you can support us in building Alexandra House!