Dedicated to the memory of Alexander James Albiston. Gone but never forgotten.

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Alexander Albiston Fundraising Site

This website has been setup to help promote the fundraising activities for charities associated with the treatment and research of teenage cancers and in particular, bone cancer. The site has been created in memory of Alexander Albiston. 'Alex' was an inspirational young man who was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was just 17 years old, went on to achieve top A level grades and a place at Cambridge University whilst battling the disease in his last year in the school sixth form. Alexander sadly died aged 18 in March 2010, but his story has inspired others to continue to raise funds to support teenage cancer charities.
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Latest Events

Pink Party VII - Saturday 21st April 20178
Pink Party VII was held at the Sitwell Park Golf Club and the annual event this year attracted over 200 people who partied the night away dressed in pink in memory of Alex. Ticket sales, raffle and auction (and fund match from HSBC) raised a superb £5,421 on the night for the BCRT.

Charlton's Halloween House - 31st October 2017
Collections at the annual Halloween dressing of the Charlton house raised £1,355 for the Weston Park TCU.

London to Amsterdam bike ride - 22/23 September 2017.
Over the weekend of 22nd September 2017, Tim Albiston, Ian Guy, Paul Kelly, George Roden and Phil Rowland cycled the 140 miles from London to Amsterdam for the BCRT. Money raised through justgivng and fund matches (HSBC and Microsoft) totalled £10,589.

ITU World Triathlon - Sunday 11th June 2017
4 relay teams made up of ex-Durham University friends of Alexander's dad Tim, took part in the World Triathlon Series event in Leeds. A massive £9,097 (inc Gift Aid) was raised. George Sanders also took part in the Individual event and separately raised £1,211 (inc Gift Aid).

Yorkshire 3 Peaks - Saturday 3rd June 2017
50 friends of Alexander Albiston, Nick Walker, Matt Wilcox, Matt Kiernan, Ryan Bothamley and Tom Bothamley completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours. All the money raised (£6,407 inc Gift Aid) was split evenly between the BCRT, Sheffield Children's Hospital, SADS and CALM.

London Marathon, - Sunday 23rd April 2017
Long term Durham University friend of Alexander's dad, Andy McLennaghan ran his second London Marathon for the BCRT on Sunday 23rd April. A superb £7,617 (inc Gift Aid) was raised by Andy which included money raised during an auction at the Pink Party VI event below.


£143,607 has now been being raised ,

Family and friends of Alexander Albiston have so far raised over £143,607 for cancer charities; the Bone Cancer Research Trust, the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Weston Park Cancer Charity. Fundraising in Alex's memory began in 2009 and it took less than 8 years to break through the magical £100k barrier. Please bookmark this website to follow our future progress. For fundraising ideas to raise money for the BCRT, follow this link.


Your continued support for raising funds in memory of Alexander is very much appreciated. If you would like to make an online donation today please click the button below which you will take you to a Justgiving page for donating directly to the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

El dolor es temporal, el renunciar dura para siempre

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