The peaks make the troughs worthwhile.
Alex is a committed fundraiser supporting important causes through his outdoor challenges, speaking and books. Previous charities include CLIC Sargent, Cancer Research UK, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, the Himalayan Trust UK, Red Endangered Animal Connection Trust and Active Cheshire. His most recent challenges have raised over £25,000 for Young Minds UK – the leading UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Donate here: www.justgiving.com/ClimbTheUK
Mental Health Advocate
Like 1 in 4 people in the UK each year, mental illness has affected Alex since childhood, suffering with depression, anxiety and the eating disorder bulimia. Now he shares his experiences openly as an advocate through speaking, writing and social media to raise awareness and better understanding about eating disorders in men, because nobody should suffer in silence like he did. Mental illness doesn’t have to stop us achieving extraordinary things.
Alex is proud to be a charity ambassador which gives an amazing opportunity to reach out and inspire more people, both in and away from the outdoor world.
YHA England & Wales (Youth Hostel Association) are a charity with a mission to reach more than one million young people every year, transforming young lives through travel, adventure and discovery by creating opportunities to explore, learn, share and grow. Because where you go changes who you become.
Find out more at www.yha.org.uk
PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment) are a charity empowering isolated communities in Nepal through sustainable health, education and livelihood opportunities. Following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal they have also provided essentials such as healthcare, food and shelter.
Find out more at https://phaseworldwide.org
Alex is a proud supporter of TrainBrave, a new campaign aiming to inspire more athletes to share their stories and raise awareness of the risks of eating disorders and RED-s, and to provide more resources to athletes, and encourage an open training environment in which athletes of all ages and levels of competition can flourish.
Read more at www.trainbrave.org
Walk For Nepal
In partnership with PHASE Worldwide, Alex organised a series of fundraising walks on Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Snowdon raising over £36,000 for disadvantaged people in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake.
Read more here: https://phaseworldwide.org/events/walk-for-nepal-2019-ireland/
Pride of Britain
As a result of Climb The UK, Alex won the Pride of Britain ITV Granada Reports ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ 2017.
Read more here: https://www.prideofbritain.com/blog/ride-of-britain
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Alex is hugely proud to support the Duke of Edinburgh’s award as a regular Gold Award Presenter, to celebrate and recognise the achievements of remarkable young people.