V.I.P. Family Days Out To Woburn Safari Park

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Posted on : 14-06-2016 | By : alecsangels | In : News

Here are some pictures from the Selleck Family that spent the day having a VIP experience at Woburn. Including Land Rover safari up close experience. Feeding the penguins and meeting and greeting the lemurs and meerkats. We would like to thank all of our supporters who have helped to make this happen. This is the 2nd family out of 5 who will be getting this experience over the summer. As well as the day out the charity also passes an envelope to the family to make the day extra special to buy something from the gift shop, ice creams and food for the day

I wanted to say a big thank you for making Mary’s day yesterday. She had an amazing time – loved every minute of it, we had trouble getting her back in the car! It couldn’t have been done any better….. I know it will have such lasting memories with her. Woburn were brilliant, and we enjoyed being looked after by Bob – he is great whilst also giving us some amazing experiences seeing some of the animals so close. It was a truly memorable day for all of us as a family. Thank you so much.
I know how much Mary enjoyed it, as when we came back home she disappeared into her bedroom only to be making up her own zoo with her soft toys. They had homes and food just like at the safari park!
I would be happy to help others like you have helped us.
Amazing day – thank you,

Victoria, Mark, William and Mary x x x x

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Visit To Kamrans Ward and Helen & Douglas House Hospice

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Posted on : 14-06-2016 | By : alecsangels | In : News

Went to the John Radcliffe hospital and Helen and Douglas house hospice today.
Delivered Star Wars, Dory, Frozen, and Avengers Stickers. Kraft kits, Pens, Pencils, Paints, Glue, A4 and A3 Coloured paper, paint your own money boxes, and colouring books for all ages!
Thanks everyone for your support, lots of smiles will be made!

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Christmas In Hospital

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Posted on : 17-02-2016 | By : alecsangels | In : News

With your help we were able to make Christmas in hospital a little easier, and put some smiles on children’s faces!

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Toys Being Delivered

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Posted on : 17-02-2016 | By : alecsangels | In : News

Went today to the children’s cancer ward to take lots of things for the kids to play with whilst they are having treatment! Pens, pencils, play-doh, craft kits, Lego figures, toy animals, and many other fun things!
Thank you all for your support it makes a difference!!!!

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Hadrian’s Wall Challenge 2015

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Posted on : 26-10-2015 | By : alecsangels | In : News

This was another fantastic challenge completed by amazing people which raised more valuable funds to continue the work of Alec’s Angels. Walking almost 95 miles in 4 days through such hilly conditions requires a special kind of person.  Well done and thank you to all who participated. 

Casino Night at The Crown, Granbrough

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Posted on : 12-03-2014 | By : alecsangels | In : News

Following the success of last year’s Casino Night we are raring to go for the next night booked for Friday 4th April 2014 at The Crown, Granbrough.   Free entry. Pay for Play Chips – largest winner wins a prize.  Professional dealers will help you experience a fun night playing Roulette, Black Jack and Poker

Ella Man to Iron Man

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Posted on : 11-12-2013 | By : alecsangels | In : News

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Ella Estate Agent Mark Ayres has entered ‘Iron Man’ in South Africa next year…  An unrivalled test of strength, character and mind-body excellence!

Mark is the co-owner of Ella Homes, a local, independent Estate Agents and Letting Agents located in Buckingham and Winslow, North Bucks. Ella Homes has been up and running for 10 years, employing local people and operating with old fashioned values. As a company, Ella has always supported charities, largely those involved with leukaemia, but Tina, one of the ladies who work in Mark’s office, introduced him to Brian Jarvis. After he heard Brian’s sad story and about the local charity, Alec’s Angels that he runs, Mark thought it would nice to support this organisation.

Ella Homes decided to donate £100 from each of its sales to Alec’s Angels. The first target set out to aim for was £10,000, but after 6 months they had raised almost £9,000, so Mark set the target higher to raise £20,000 within 12 months.

£7.500 of the £9,000 had been raised by the company and Mark did a cycle ride from coast to coast – Morecombe to Bridlington, and raised the other £1,500.

Spurred on by this fantastic achievement, plus a few glasses of wine, Mark decided to enter himself in the Iron Man competition in South Africa. This involves a two and a half mile swim in shark infested water, a 112 mile bike ride, then, running a 26.2 mile marathon. For any (normal) person to do this would be daunting enough, but Mark has had six knee operations and was told by his surgeon ten years ago that with a 75 year old man’s knees, he should not be doing any running at all!

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But Mark is clearly a determined character and has thrown himself into a fierce training regime to get fit for this gruelling event. He gets up at 5.30 am most days to train before he goes to work and then trains again after work, often not finishing until 8 pm at night. His training consists of four long swims a week, four long bike rides and four runs. Mark’s wife has even given up her job to support his efforts. Before April 2014, which is the end date for Ella’s fund raising period, he wants to exceed the £20,000 target already set. Mark has high hopes of achieving this and is talking to local businesses for their sponsorship. One has already offered a £500 donation. But  £20,000 is a big target and he will out there doing his best to spread the word about Alec’s Angels and what he wants to raise on their behalf.

Mark knows how much the charity touches people’s lives and is determined and very happy to contribute what he can to help this local cause. He knows that Alec’s Angels puts every penny they raise to good use.

The Iron Man challenge is not the last fund raising event that Mark has planned. He wants to do other things, such as hold a ball and an auction in aid of the charity. But these are for the future. For now, he has to get himself fit and concentrate on raising as much money as he can over the rest of the time period left. Having met this man, I feel sure he will do it!

Dr Jan Davidson – Alec’s Angels

 

 

The Three Peaks Challenge 2014

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Posted on : 21-11-2013 | By : alecsangels | In : News

This challenge involved climbing Ben Nevis – Scotland, Scarfell Pike – Lake District and Snowdon – North Wales within 24 hours, including travelling and sleeping!  It was an exhausting but exhilarating experience and raised a magnificent £5,000 which will be used to help so many families.

Trick or Treat… Halloween Fun with Divine Diva Fancy Dress

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Posted on : 07-11-2013 | By : alecsangels | In : News

Trick or Treat… this evening was definitely a treat. Christina and Jason Hutson from Divine Diva Fancy Dress in Winslow High Street hosted a Halloween fundraising event for the charity ‘Alec’s Angels’ at The Bell Hotel, Winslow. It was a great evening with a witchy tombola, spooky cake stools and hot food, marshmallows dipped in a chocolate fountain, served by a giant pumpkin, and many more. To make the evening go with a swing, Hot Trax provided the disco, and the younsters boogied away in their fantastic Halloween costumes.

Photoshoot Magazine with The Werewolf Divine Diva Fancy Dress

The grotto there was not a place for the faint hearted to enter and caused more than one adult to scream at the sight of the terrifying werewolf who inhabited it. He sat in his cage, crunching on bones, before charging at the bars and attempting to grab his audience. The kids absolutely loved it!

Asked why a Halloween event, Christina said that parents coming into their shop all year said it would be nice to have such a party in the town. As she knows Alec’s family, she and Jason decided to host the party for their charity. It was a great success and even the day after people were stopping her in the street and donating more money, the grand total making £723, at the last count. This is enough, according to Brian Jarvis from the charity, to send 30 children diagnosed with cancer, for a wicked day out at Oxford Go Karting Track. He thanks all those good folk who gave up their time to host stalls, play music and bake cakes for the event.     by Jan Davidson

Enjoy our images taken by Jane Kelly from PHOTOSHOOT Magazine.  If you wish to purchase any prints @ £5.00 (10×7) or digital images @ £3 (High Res JPG). ALL proceeds go towards Alec’s Angels. Please contact:  editor@photoshootmagazine.

Open Water Swim

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Posted on : 09-10-2013 | By : alecsangels | In : News

A Big Thank You to Naomi Hunt

 

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On Sunday 31st August 2013, Naomi Hunt from Winslow & over 3,000 amateur swimmers took part in an open water challenge as part of the Great London Swim. Swimmers in wetsuits completed a one mile (1.6km) course for the event, while raising money for their chosen charities.

Naomi appreciated the support of the Alec’s Angels volunteers and committee members who came to show their support during the event, Which helped to keep her motivated. Please check out her just giving page and show your support.

http://www.justgiving.com/Naomi-Hunt

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