The chairman of a district council has reinforced his commitment to a local charity.

Councillor Les Sibley, Chairman of Cherwell District Council, announced in June that Alexandra House of Joy is his chosen charity to support during his term of office.

He has now launched a ‘buy a brick campaign’ to help raise £3m.

People wishing to support adults with severe learning disabilities can now buy a piece of a purpose-built care facility in Bicester for just £5.

Mr Sibley said: “Alexandra House of Joy are working to build a distinctive, multipurpose care centre for adults with severe and profound learning disabilities.

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“They have been gifted land to build on and now I want to rally local support so that brick by brick we can make their vision a reality.

“The plans feature art, music and craft rooms, bedrooms for respite and end of life care, a sensory garden, and a hydrotherapy pool.

“The charity will be offering daily activities for clients to participate in there, creating a community that will make a real difference to people who need this kind of dedicated support.

“The opportunities that the centre will offer, as one comprehensive package, will not only serve Bicester, but the whole of Cherwell district and wider region too.

“I am delighted to be able to support Alexandra House of Joy during my term of office and warmly invite anyone who wishes to contribute to care for adults with learning disabilities to buy a £5 brick.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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