MK Marathon

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Posted on : 01-11-2012 | By : admin | In : Uncategorized

MK MarathonYou can now officially run in support of Alec’s Angels at the MK Marathon next year. There is plenty of time to dust off those running shoes and get training in time for the race which will be held on Monday 6 May 2013. Click here to find out more information about the race. We look forward to seeing you there.

BINGO

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Posted on : 03-09-2012 | By : alecsangels | In : Uncategorized

Alecs Angels next event

Bingo night on the 15th September at the buckingham community centre. Doors open at 6.30pm eyes down at 8pm.

Come and play bingo, cash prizes, bonus number, and raffle.

Helicopter pre book to get a discount !!!!!

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Posted on : 11-06-2012 | By : alecsangels | In : Uncategorized

Do you want to take a trip in the Helicopter at the Alecs Angels family fun day ? we have a special offer for passengers who pre pay. Price on the day will be £25 per passenger and for those who pre pay you will get a £5.00 discount so you only pay £20 per passenger.
To book/pay either telephone 01869 365780 and quote Alecs Angles offer. or e mail info@freshair-uk.com quoting Alecs Angles pre book offer and they will reply with details of payment.

Its a Knockout 24th June 2012

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Posted on : 31-05-2012 | By : alecsangels | In : Uncategorized

Come and join us at The Winslow Centre Park Rd, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3RB

Our main event is planned and ready,So join us on Sunday 24th June from 11.00 for the start of the Its a knockout competition. We look forward to all the teams getting together to compete for the Alecs Angels Trophy. For any of the visitors watching and supporting the teams you will need a camera ready for some unforgettable action shots.

We also have a 5 a side football tournament going on where the teams all have to play with a smile on their faces with presentations at the end for all teams.

Entry  is a  £1 donation for which you will receive one of our special orange wristbands.

We also have an amazing raffle where we have prizes ranging from a special Manchester United Experience, Silverstone Porche experience, A Red Letter day, iPod Touch, MK Dons Tickets, Weekend at Greens at Woburn Sands, Plus many many more. You will also see a wheelbarrow full of either soft drinks or Not so soft drinks, just one ticket will win each  including the wheelbarrow.

Entertainment from several local bands, The Winslow concert band, Bustin Loose, Oliver Coates, Repeat Offenders, special appearance from “Paul French” with more bands to keep you entertained.

Would you like to fly over Winslow in a Helicopter ? We have flights running all day taking 4 passengers so bring your camera. cost £25 per person or a special offer of £20.00 per person for advance purchases ,details to follow.

Plenty of other entertainment from Crazy Golf, Bouncy Castles and Zorbing, Loads of food and drink with a licensed bar , Tea room and Hog Roast ad not forgetting a chocolate fountain. Many other Trade, craft and charity stalls.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

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

Kamran Ward – Children’s Hospital Oxford

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Posted on : 17-01-2012 | By : admin | In : Uncategorized

Kamran Ward - Childrens Hospital Oxford

The Alec’s Smile Fund was set up in 2011 to brighten the lives of children on Kamran Ward at the Children’s Hospital, Oxford. The Fund is held at the hospital and allows staff to respond to the needs of children who are receiving treatment for cancer, and their families.

The criteria for expenditure is simple – to bring a smile to the face of a patient and their parents. The cancer journey is often long and it is always grueling. The financial costs of repeated journey’s to hospital and the restraints of treatment can leave little time for light relief.

Alec loved to laugh and he loved to have fun. Having known him briefly it has allowed us to understand what this fund is for and how he would like us to make use of it.

To date, in its infancy, we have been able to do some lovely things – some small, others big, but all bringing a smile to those who need it most.

We have been able to part fund a trip for a very poorly little boy to meet his hero, Bob the Builder, with his family, on their very first weekend break all together, ever. This was in the autumn and was a magical experience, evidenced by the host of photograph’s he brought in to show us all and which decorated his room during treatment to help him remember what he was fighting for…

We have also been able to buy special Christmas presents for the patients and siblings who have had the most challenging year, or who had been least likely to be able to celebrate Christmas without some financial support.

A unique and very humbling experience led to us initiating and granting the wish of a terminally ill little boy who wanted his Mum and Dad (long standing sweethearts of almost 20 years) to be married. This will always be one to remember! And with the support of Alec’s Smiles, in 6 sleeps and five days the most amazing day came together that would reaffirm anyone’s faith in the power of the human spirit. What price can you put on that?

And most recently, for those patients and their families who were in hospital for the New Year, we were able to host a fish and chip supper to celebrate all that we hope 2012 will provide. This was attended by the on call consultant and members of the multi disciplinary team and was a lovely occasion for all involved. It demonstrated to the children and young people that doctors and nurses are all part of a big team committed to making their treatment successful .

With the continuation of support from Alec’s Angel’s we can make the smiles keep coming. The old adage is true…sometimes laughter ( and love) really is the best medicine! I think we can all subscribe to that…

Thank you Alec.

Gemma Downes
CLIC Sargent Social Worker

Help Week

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Posted on : 04-11-2011 | By : admin | In : Uncategorized

In this article Lauren Jarvis in Year 11 explains why we will be supporting the charity Alec’s Angels:

“This charity is close to my heart because it’s named in honour of my cousin Alec who passed away earlier this year because of a brain tumour.

Alec’s Angels is organised by my Uncle and works to raise money for three charities

Helen and Douglas House which is a children’s hospice and was where my cousin lived for a while.

CLIC Sergeant who cares for children and young people with cancer and

Lennox who help children suffering from cancer and leukemia throughout the UK by offering practical, financial and emotional support to the whole family.

Alec’s Angels want to give back to the people that helped them and I think this would be a nice and different charity for our school to get involved with.

By supporting this charity we would be helping three different organisations that aim to help people not only with brain tumours but other cancers and terminal diseases. Alec’s Angels has only recently been set up and therefore would appreciate any support it can receive. At the moment I think a charity like this that concerns a student in particular at school could really help bind our school community together and therefore encourage everyone to do their best to raise money.

Alec’s Angels is a great charity and is already arranging other event throughout the year such as ‘It’s a Knockout’ to help fundraise but I know if we help as well they’d be very grateful and happy that we chose them out of other well known charities. If we can support this local charity that will encourage support throughout not just the school but the local community we would be making a difference. I know personally for me, I would be so happy knowing that I helped raise money and support this cause that is so personal as well as raising awareness about brain tumours, I hope John Colet can help make a difference and can really help Alec’s Angels help others.

Lauren Jarvis – 11D

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.