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Alex takes on My Ride London

July 31, 2020 10:54 am

Our very own Alex, and a team of friends will ride a combined total of 30km on 15 wheels in My Prudential RideLondon to raise money to find a cure for the disease he lives with....

The Results are in For Danaher & Walsh!

July 8, 2020 2:08 pm

Leicestershire-based Danaher & Walsh have announced the results of a year of fundraising on behalf of Alex’s Wish. Dan Danaher, Managing Director of Danaher & Walsh said, “Danaher & Walsh chose Alex’s Wish as our Charity of the Year this time last year and we are thrilled to have just donated £5,000 to them. ...

Netmetix continues support

June 12, 2020 7:53 am

Netmetix Continues to Lend Support to Alex’s Wish Coventry-based Netmetix has pledged to continue supporting Midlands-based charity, Alex’s Wish, whose mission is to find treatments and – ultimately – a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy a life limiting muscle-wasting disease affecting 1 in every 3,500 boys born in the UK.  It is the biggest genetic childhood killer condition and the most lethal and common form of Muscular Dystrophy....

Emma’s blog – freedom!!

June 8, 2020 8:57 am

Dear supporters, I hope you are keeping well and sane during these times. It feels like such a long time ago when we were able to be out and about seeing our supporters at our events, but hopefully we’ll all be able to see each other again soon....

Unprecedented support from our trustees

May 29, 2020 8:50 am

Despite the unprecedented events of the last two months businesses are still more than happy to help charities close to their heart wherever they can.  We have been literally blown away by some of the ideas and conversations that I’ve had over the last few weeks.  It has made me realise and appreciate just how lucky we are as a charity to have the supporters, volunteers, Trustees and Ambassadors that we do....

Living with a new normal

May 15, 2020 2:05 pm

Living a new normal is what we are hearing a lot about in the press and social media at the moment, with COVID-19 affecting our everyday lives – not being able to do things we always have....

New Trustee’s join Alex’s Wish

May 12, 2020 1:53 pm

We are so pleased to announce that we have successfully appointed two new Trustees to join our Board. Sandesh Jesrani of Sharman Fielding Chartered Accountants and Alexandra Slack of The House of Lifestyle Management join their fellow Trustees from the 1st May.  Emma Hallam, Founder and Director of Alex’s Wish commented on the new appointments saying, “We’re constantly moving forward and developing as a charity and felt that both Sandesh and Alexandra have vital skills to offer us that will help us hugely to achieve our objective which is to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – an horrific life limiting disease that continues to devastate the lives of thousands in the UK every year....

Trustee Janine Edwards supports Alex’s Wish through Covid-19

May 6, 2020 9:16 am

On Thursday 16th April we had our regular Alex’s Wish trustee meeting. A number of topics were covered including; how charities are adapting to these unusual times and should Charities furlough staff when they are currently finding that many of their usual fund raising income streams have had to stop....

Rich Copson’s Blog

April 18, 2020 11:55 am

It has been quite a while since I have wrote anything about my personal story so when Emma asked me to write this blog to let supporters of Alex’s Wish know about me I felt quite apprehensive, it really is difficult writing about yourself as you often worry how you might come across….....

The 2.6 Challenge

April 17, 2020 12:07 pm

Join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April Please join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April. It’s been created to help save the UK’s charities – 2.6 miles....

Emma’s Blog

April 10, 2020 9:52 am

It seems like a life time away since our Supporters Thank You Lunch on 6th March.  Such a fabulous day, welcoming many of our supporters, all 160 of them to the newly opened Novotel in Leicester....

Miss Great Britain raises £14,277.32

April 3, 2020 9:23 am

In February we were honoured to be one of the causes that the 75th Miss Great Britain competition supported alongside Cancer Research UK....

Team from Leicestershire Law Society raises £10,000

March 27, 2020 12:12 pm

Twenty-eight of Leicestershire Law Society’s members and supporters joined the President, Glynis Wright, to take part in the fastest zip wire in the world, on Saturday 22nd February....

Fundraiser Brings in £3,000 for Alex’s Wish

March 20, 2020 1:41 pm

The latest in a series of events led by local supporter Dhiru Shah alongside Leicester’s Fashion UK, award-winning licensee, has raised over £3,000 for Alex’s Wish....

Thank You Very Much, Says Alex’s Wish

March 11, 2020 8:44 am

Last week saw the annual Supporters Lunch for Leicestershire-based charity Alex’s Wish take place at the newly opened Novotel in Leicester.  With over 150 guests attending including trustees, business club supporters, private individuals, businesses including those who’ve chosen Alex’s Wish as their Charity of the Year, and the newly crowned Miss and Ms GB.  The event served not only as a heartfelt thank you to supporters but also an opportunity to update everyone on the activity undertaken throughout the year and plans for the next 12 months....