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Charity in memory of Alex beats all expectations
3:40pm Saturday 21st July 2012 in News
A CHARITABLE foundation in memory of Trafford boy, Alex Hulme, who lost his six-month battle with cancer in 2011, has raised £50,000 in just nine months.
The Alex Hulme Foundation, which was established by Alex’s parents, Nicola and Dave Hulme, of Sale, in October 2012, originally aimed to raise £5,000 in 12 months, but has already managed to raise 10 times that.
Nicola said: via the Foundation website: “Reaching this figure is beyond our wildest dreams and fully endorses our wish to create this legacy for our special young man.
“Everyone who has so generously either taken part in their own event or donated in some way has enabled the foundation to be in a position to make a difference for future sufferers of NHL.”
NHL is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, the strain of cancer Alex suffered from and the money raised will fund research into the disease.
The foundation has raised the sum through a variety of methods, which includes the sale of ‘Team Alex’ T-shirts, as well as cross-stitch designs made by Alex’s aunts and sponsored head shaves.
Mayor of Trafford, Cllr Mrs Jane Baugh, also became patron of the foundation recently, having made it one of her Mayoral charities less than three weeks after the charity was created.
Nicola said: “This was an incredible boost to us that if the Mayor believed in us then perhaps we were doing the right thing for Alex.”
More information on B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and how to donate can be found at www.alexhulmefoundation.co.uk.