Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wheels for Alex website is now online!

The Burton-based campaign, Wheels for Alex, has a shiny sparkly new website, where you can keep up to date with the latest news, amount raised, and find a list of the events which are planned to raise more funds towards this amazing set of wheels to keep Alex mobile. Why not pop over and see them and maybe make a donation whilst you are there too?

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wheels for Alex Campaign - Please Help!

The Wheels 4 Alex Campaign has launched, with the aim of raising £9,000 to buy Alex, who has Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, a Boma 7 Off-road Wheelchair.

Five years ago, Burton in Kendal villager Alex Doherty was diagnosed with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 44.  At that time, this father of two young children had his own business as a Professional Outdoor Activities Instructor, working, among other things with companies to encourage teambuilding. He was a highly active person who enjoyed climbing, mountaineering and adventure holidays in his spare time. The effect of this devastating disease has been shockingly rapid over the last five years. Alex is doing everything ‘he can’ to slow down this progression but he is now barely able to use his legs, so we are asking for your help in the Wheels for Alex Campaign, to raise £9,000 to buy Alex some wheels!

You can read more about the Wheels for Alex campaign on our page here:

If you want to help in any way, the campaign team will be delighted to hear from you:

The wheelchair the Wheels for Alex Campaign wants to buy for Alex:

Protest of Flowers at War Memorials

Families with former and serving members of the armed forces placed flowers at the Burton war memorial today, in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier murdered in Woolwich on 22 May 2013.

The murder of Lee Rigby, a serving soldier, in Woolwich on 22 May 2013, sent a shock wave through the country, especially within families who have members serving in the military forces. By placing flowers at every war memorial throughout the country we hope to show both that we support our armed service personnel wherever they may be based, and that terrorism in any form will not bring us down.

Anyone who would like to support the campaign is asked to lay flowers at the war memorial. The campaign's webpage may be found here: