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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Helen & Douglas House

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Posted on : 20-04-2012 | By : admin | In : News

Helen & Douglas House

When Brian first told us about Alec’s Angels last summer, he said that he’d like the donations from Alec’s fund to go towards supporting families with the practical things when they go home after their child’s stay at Helen & Douglas House. This was perfect timing because by amazing coincidence we were just setting up our new Home Volunteering Project.

In January, we launched a pilot scheme with the aim of supporting families on a purely practical level within their own home. Families using the hospice houses were contacted and we asked them what type of support that would be useful to them.  What they told us formed the basis of the new project.

Volunteers have been specially trained to offer families practical support with things like everyday chores, doing the grocery shopping, picking up siblings from schools and transporting and picking up from after school activities, ironing, some cooking, helping siblings with homework and gardening.  One family told us that coming home after a lengthy stay, and coping with everything else, the fact that the grass was overgrown was really upsetting and the ‘final straw’. Parents also talked about the value of having someone to help with chores, so that they could be parents to their vulnerable child and spend quality time with them, or their other children.

More volunteers are now being trained so that we can hopefully offer the scheme to more families in the future.

This is a wonderful tribute to Alec.  A huge thank you to Alec’s Angels for their generous support and good luck for the It’s a Knock Out! event this summer!


Lennox – Giving Back

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Posted on : 04-02-2012 | By : admin | In : News

Lennox January Newsletter

Lennox – What’s the News – January 2012

Alec’s Angels – Giving Back
Reflecting back over 2011, one of the most emotional memories for us is the sad loss of Alec Jarvis, whose fight of  a brain tumour ended at only nine years old.

Six months later Alec’s family made the decision to set up a trust in his memory so that they could give back to the charities who helped them through Alec’s tough fight.

The trust was appropriately named ‘Alec’s Angels’ and his parents Sara and Brian chose three charities to support; The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, Clic Sargent and Helen & Douglas House.

Last year, Alec’s 16 year old cousin put the trust foward to the John Colet School in Aylesbury and asked them to raise funds through their annual ‘Help Week’. They raised lots of money and as a result, we’d like to say a huge thank you to Sara and Brian for presenting the Lennox with a cheque for £700 on behalf of Alec’s Angels. These finds were used to provide special grants for four families last Christmas.

The website set up for Alec’s Angels says: ” We want his love and laughter to be shared amongst the people who helped him most. It’s our time to give back!”

Lennox

Charlie & Alfie’s walk for Alec’s Angels

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Posted on : 09-09-2011 | By : admin | In : News

Charlie & Alfie Walk

Charlie and Alfie from Alec’s Judo Club, Renrukan in Aylesbury completed a sponsored walk (alongside their school annual sponsored walk) on Friday 9th September. They decided before the walk took place that they would like to walk for Alec.  Charlie & Alfie got permission from school to walk with them and give their money to Alec’s Angels.  The school were more than happy for them to do this and with weather finally obliging, they set off for a three mile walk after school. We are really pleased to say that the boys managed to raise around £100.

The opening of Aj’s corner at School

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Posted on : 16-07-2011 | By : admin | In : News

AJ's CornerOn Friday 16th July AJ’s corner at Roundwood Primary school in Gawcott was officially opened. Alec’s classmates worked with local artist, Stu McLellan, to create a piece of artwork to go on an area of the playground they chose to name AJ’s corner in memory of Alec. The children in year 5 at Roundwood Primary School drew a number of pictures that the local artist then used to create an outline of the artwork on 8ft x 4ft boards – all the children then had their part in helping to paint the finished piece.

Nanny’s Tea Party

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Posted on : 25-06-2011 | By : admin | In : News

Tea Party

Nanny’s Tea Party was held today in Winslow. Lots of people turned up to enjoy an afternoon of tea and cake. There was a raffle, tombola, plant stand and cake stall – with everything raised in total going towards Helen & Douglas House. The day was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who came, raising over £1000 for the charity.