About Us

 

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   WELCOME TO ALEC’S ANGELS

Registered Charity Number 1146145

This site is dedicated to the memory of a very special little person. We want his love and laughter to be shared amongst the people who helped him most.

 

Who was Alec?

Alec Jarvis was an exceptional child. Like so many he had a natural zest for life but Alec also had an extraordinary wisdom that allowed him to see the world around him as few adults can.

In February 2010 Alec was diagnosed with an astrocytoma, which is a tumour in the brain stem. Despite enduring intense examinations and treatment such as MRI, CT & CAT scans, biopsies, six weeks of radiotherapy and six months of chemotherapy Alec always remained cheerful and more concerned about the other children that he came across with cancer than himself.

 

Alec’s Angels Aims

The selfless concern was so inspiring to those that met him, that following his death, Alec’s father Brian set up Alec’s Angels to raise funds in support of other children and families going through the same agony of childhood cancer.

One of the aims as specifically requested by Alec was to make children suffering from cancer SMILE. The other is to support the families who, as Alec’s parents know too well, find some of the smaller things in life impossible to manage when dealing with childhood cancer.

To continue the Alec’s Angels quest we need your help. We hope you can come join us at one of our events soon to help raise money for these awesome guys that gave so much; Helen & Douglas House, and CLIC Sargent. It’s our time to give back!

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2021 Events

Join us to round out the year with come community fun at: 
The Gawcott Mile on 27 November
Buckingham Parade on 11 December

We will soon be announcing our 2022 events, but if you can’t wait and wanted to host your own event, contact Brian and the team about renting our Alec’s Angels inflatable cinema screen for your own movie night at home, under the stars.

We are so excited to get back to doing what we love and supporting our local charities with some great events for all the family!

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2021 News

We are looking for some new volunteers to join our committee. We meet for an hour each month on Zoom to discuss charity updates, celebrate our successes, and create plans for future events. We are looking for some caring and energetic individuals who want to help the charity to continue its growth in the coming years. If you want to get involved, please email Brian at brian@alecsangels.co.uk
 
Co-op in Winslow, Deanshanger and Stony Stratford have made us one of their charities for this year! To support us while you shop all you have to do is become a Co-op member and you can then select Alec’s Angels as your local cause. This can be done on the Co-op app or online. This means we will receive 1% of their community donation over the next year. If all of our lovely supporters did this it would mean a lot of funding for us for the next year!
 
You can also register your Amazon account to Amazon Smile. If you select us as your selected charity, and shop through smile.amazon.co.uk (rather than the usual Amazon.co.uk site), Amazon will donate 0.5% of the product price to us directly! It’s great way to passively support us without having to give away any of your own money!

 

 

For more information on our upcoming events please go to our Facebook page

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CONTACT THE TEAM

If you want to find out how to get involved and help Alec’s Angels,
then you can contact Brian either by phone or email:

Tel: 07761661777

Email: brian@alecsangels.co.uk

 

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WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO RECENTLY

Brian, Ian and Theo heard that Helen and Douglas House needed a giant 4 in a row, and Kamran’s Ward had run out of playdoh! However, they couldn’t leave the shops without buying a few more treats for the children and families to enjoy whilst in the care of Helen and Douglas House, and Kamran’s Ward.

Recently, Alec’s Angels have also had the joy of being able to take the money donated by our supporters to provide a grant to allow a young teenager, Holly, with a hair replacement. Holly was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in March 2020 and underwent chemotherapy, proton beam therapy and radiotherapy before completing her treatment earlier this year. Holly started to wear a wig, always accompanied by a beanie, and she wasn’t confident not to wear either. After making many enquiries, Holly’s mum had found a specific salon who specialise in hair loss post chemotherapy. After a 2.5 hour consultation, Image & Co salon were able to meet Holly’s needs, with the hair replacement to be treated as normal hair, to sleep, wash and style. This was a fantastic opportunity for Holly to feel ‘normal’. Not only to boost her confidence, but also her anxiety levels as she had become quite isolated. Alec’s Angels has given Holly a grant towards her hair treatment to help her smile and feel confident again, and the results are excellent!