Our Alex was a lovely lad,
With a wicked sense of fun,
He loved to laugh, he loved to joke
He really was A1!
Now, Alex loved his music,
He also loved to sing,
He had the voice of an angel,
Without the angel bling.
If he were here with us right now
I know he'd sing a song
And dedicate it to all of you
Who helped to keep him strong.
I've conjured up a virtual band,
(with a virtual song to play)
To help promote the charity
That helped him day to day.
So if you have a bit to spare,
(it need not be today)
Give what you can, and when you can,
...or I'll get the band to play!
ELF (the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund), is the charity chosen by Alex's family as the charity they would like to benefit from donations in Alex's name. ELF is locally based in South East London. Not only do they fund research, but they also give practical day to day help by buying such things as small personal fridges etc for the rooms of patients with cancers of the blood. ELF have a special relationship with King's College Hospital (the hospital that was treating Alex) and give significant support for the work done by the Haematology department. Alex loved the Haematology team at King's, you might well remember them from his nurse and doctor blogging.
If you do visit the ELF website, you will see that it is very 'basic', Jenny (Alex's mum) says that Alex would have volunteered to redo the site (he was really getting into web design). I could be a bit 'previous' with this, as ELF would first have to be asked, but if there are any web designers out there that could spare the time to volunteer their services, I think it would be a very fitting tribute to Alex. I am just testing the water with this, so if there is anyone interested please email me using the 'contact user' facility.
Alex's funeral is on Monday 15th Jan at 11.30 at Honor Oak Crematorium in South East London. I will be saying a few words about Alex and the blog.
The Elimination of Leukaemia Fund