Thanking people in Cherwell for donations to support Afghan refugees

People in Cherwell who have donated items to support Afghan refugees are being thanked for their response to the situation.

Published: Wednesday, 25th August 2021

The generosity of north Oxfordshire people to date means that no further donations are needed just now. The county council will be working closely with the district councils and the city councils in coming days and weeks as the situation develops. 
 
Some of the items donated have already been distributed and gratefully received by arrivals at RAF Brize Norton from Afghanistan over recent days. 
 
Councillor Barry Wood, the leader of Cherwell District Council, said  “There have been considerable donations from people in north Oxfordshire. These are being sorted through to be allocated according to family needs. At this particular stage no further donations are needed. We thank everyone for the wonderful support they have shown. As specific requirements are identified, there will be requests for further items. 
 
“We have seen a tremendous response from local communities on issues such as Covid and for Syrian refugees. It is heart-warming to once more see this support from the residents and businesses of north Oxfordshire.” 
 
Further information on Cherwell District Council’s response can be found here: Council pledges support for Afghan refugees | Cherwell District Council