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Summer Sky Dive

September 11, 2018 8:36 am

In August Gordon Rodham and John Woolhouse jumped out of a plane at 13,000 ft to Sky Dive and raise funds for Alex’s Wish....

Morgan Sullivan Memorial Fishing

September 6, 2018 7:54 am

Morgan Sullivan Memorial Fishing match was held on Saturday 21st July at Hemmington Lakes, Castle Donnington This is the third year the fishing match has been held in memory of Morgan Sullivan who sadly lost his battle to Duchenne in 2015....

Marks John O’Groats to Lands End Run

August 29, 2018 8:58 am

Our fabulous supporter Mark Smith is less than a week away from his epic challenge of running from John O’Groats to Land’s End. ...

Brian cycles to Skegness

August 5, 2018 10:23 am

Brian works at Spirit Healthcare who are supporting us this year. To raise funds for Alex’s Wish Brian took on the huge challenge of cycling to Skegness last weekend....

Update on Gene Therapy

July 3, 2018 12:53 pm

In recent years, our community has watched with hope as pre-clinical data has emerged showing the promise of gene therapy as a valuable treatment for everyone living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. ...

Spectacular Furnley House Summer Ball

June 28, 2018 2:38 pm

What an amazing night we had at the Furnley House Summer Ball they put on an incredible show and raised over £30,000 for Alex’s Wish.  ...

Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride is a success

May 26, 2018 1:50 pm

We were so lucky again with the weather this year at our Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride and thank you to everyone who came along and supported our event....

Furnley House Plan Breath-taking Summer Ball

May 24, 2018 7:59 am

Local financial planners and wealth managers, Furnley House, are putting the finishing touches to their inaugural Summer Ball – and all in aid of Alex’s Wish. ...

Joe Burrows takes on Tough Mudder

May 16, 2018 2:04 pm

Joe Burrows took part in the Belvoir Castle Tough Mudder this weekend, raising £367.00 for Alex’s Wish. The tough Mudder took place in the magnificent grounds of Belvoir Castle, nestled in the heart of Grantham,  with rolling hills, natural creeks and serene lakes being interrupted by thousands of Mudders taking on the toughest obstacle course in the world....

Rothley Duck Race is launched

April 27, 2018 8:46 am

This week we went along to the ‘Eggs’ in Rothley to unveil plans for the fourth annual duck race It was a lovely morning and great to see Barbara McCarthy and Louise Reynolds from The Jake McCarthy Foundation and Yvonne Pulford (Tilinanu Orphanage) helping to raise awareness of the event, which takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 21 June in Bunney’s Field (near The Woodman’s Stroke pub)....

High Sheriff of Leicestershire awards £30,000 to Alex’s Wish

April 18, 2018 11:53 am

We are thrilled at Alex’s Wish to have been awarded £30,000 from The High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Tim Maxted. Tim Maxted is CEO of Leicester-based Berkeley Insurance Group, a privately-owned firm of Chartered Insurance Brokers and High Sheriff of Leicestershire for the term 2017-2018. ...

Emma Hallam wins ‘High Sheriff Award’

April 18, 2018 11:39 am

At Alex’s Wish we are absolutely delighted to have been awarded by Tim Maxted an ‘High Sheriff Award’ for outstanding contribution to the local community at The High Sheriff of Leicestershire Handover Service last week. ...

Slam Dunk! Alex’s Wish Launch Their Business Club

April 5, 2018 3:40 pm

It has been a great start to 2018 with the launch of a brand-new initiative aimed at reaching out and further engaging with the business community of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and beyond!...

Alex’s Wish funds further research of repurposed drugs.

March 27, 2018 8:42 am

Alex’s Wish is pleased to announce funding of £35,000 for Dr Olivier Dorchies at the University of Geneva, towards a 2-year pre-clinical study into a combination therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. ...

Emma’s blog

March 12, 2018 2:14 pm

It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog, I thought it time to put things into words on what’s been going on....

Appetite for CSR is growing…

February 28, 2018 10:34 am

I couldn’t help but stop what I was doing and read this report recently published by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce....