Welcome to Alex’s Angels Foundation, a registered charity founded by 17 year old cancer survivor Alexandra Turner.
Alex’s Angels Foundation supports children, young people and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have been diagnosed with cancer whether malignant or benign.
At the age of 15 Alexandra was diagnosed with a rare form of Larangeal cancer, statistically 1 in every 100,000 children are diagnosed with this, the last case being in the North East over 20 years ago.
Alexandra became a patient at the RVI Great North Childrens Hospital in Newcastle. It was then she decided being a patient wasnt enough! She expressed her wish to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust to help other Children like herself on the ward. She set up a fundraising cause and named it Alexs Angels her wish was to raise £50,000. She invited family and friends to spread the word and dubbed them TEAM ALEX. Along the way she also had the support from many strangers. In just over 12 months TEAM ALEX had raised a grand total of £53,000.
Alexandra had achieved what she set out to do but yet it still wasn’t enough. Alexandra still had a desire to help Children with cancer but felt she needed to do so on a more personal level supporting Children individually, she decided to turn Alexs Angels into her very own charity. On 3rd June 2016 she became the founder of Alexs Angels Foundation, a charity which provides much needed financial support to Children with cancer and their families.
Alex’s Angels Foundation made their first Grant payment to an 18 year old young man on 24th October 2016. The young person’s condition is unfortunately incurable and his family’s request was to allow them to make special memories.