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ALEX: A LIFE FAST FORWARD

ALEX: A LIFE FAST FORWARD

The film following the last months of Alex Lewis's life on BBC 3 has been repeated on BBC1. You can find a trailer on this link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14184715

Directed by David Dugan, the film features many scenes shot with the Lewis family and friends in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell. It is very much a family affair, as Jamie has worked on graphics, and the sound track features Emma singing some specially-composed music.

Alex died on 17 February this year, just over four years after being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a primary bone cancer that mostly affects teenagers and young people.

The film has received wide coverage in the local and national media. Follow this link to read Reg Little's article in the Oxford Times. http://oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/9138232.Alex_s_final_weeks_of_life_and_big_love/

Alex's story also featured in a Daily Mail feature on the need for greater awareness of rare cancers. See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2018668/Robbed-hope-cancer-victims-ignored-profit-hungry-drug-firms.html

Fund-raising for the Bone Cancer Research Trust, in memory of Alex, has gathered momentum in recent months. Wallingford School hopes to have raised over 22,000 from their sponsored walk to Wittenham Clumps. Ali Lewis and friends ran the Great Parks Half Marathon and the Bike for BCRT challenge raised 10, 551.25 in sponsorship. This year's Brightfest at the Red Lion raised 1,500, which will be added to the 1,282.55 raised at a quiz in which all the questions had some connection with Alex.

For more information on the Bone Cancer Research trust or to donate visit http://www.bcrt.org.uk
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