Thursday 9th July 2020


Teenage Cancer Trust Award Winner Alex Charlton at his charity head shave

In this day and age, appearances mean so much to young people, and one of the things that Alex struggled with most emotionally was losing his hair. As it started to fall out and become patchy, he decided to turn a negative into a positive and use it as an opportunity to help other people with cancer.

Alex, from Banff, then managed to get 40 of his workmates, friends and family together, including his gran, to show their solidarity and shave their heads alongside him, raising over £20,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust and Cancer Research UK.

Alex, now 24, was given the all-clear in April and was looking forward to moving on with his life, including undertaking a fundraising skydive for Teenage Cancer Trust. But due to COVID-19 everything is on hold. Instead, he’s moved home to shield alongside his mum, as she has a disability caused by an aneurism. He’s now focused on the future and getting life back to normal as soon as he can.