District council chairman selects charities for the year

AVDC chairman Michael Rand

AVDC chairman Michael Rand

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The new district council chairman has chosen Bucks Stroke Support and PACE as his two charities for the year ahead.

Councillor Michael Rand, who was elected as chairman in May, picked the pair to receive money raised through various charity events.

Bucks Stroke Support offers advice, essential information and emotional support for stroke survivors, carers and family members across Bucks.

A range of services are offered including friendship networks, access to support groups and assistance with access to local leisure and social activities. PACE helps disabled children with disorders such as cerebral palsy. The charity is raising funds to acquire new premises in Aylesbury to expand and improve its early years services and training operation.

Mr Rand said: “It’s been a great honour and privilege to be elected chairman of AVDC. I’m really looking forward to the year ahead and hope that lots of people will get involved in organising events and give support to my chosen charities.”

The previous chairman, councillor Derrick Isham, raised £4,370 for Florence Nightingale Hospice and Ali’s Dream last year.

The chairman is available to attend any event that groups and businesses may be planning over the next year.

To invite the chairman to an event, or to make a donation to his chosen charities, call 01296 585009 or email eclark@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk