Alexandra’s Awareness Campaign

Added Monday 21st May 2018

Alexandra’s Awareness Campaign

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I am grateful for:

The ability to love and how much I care about others.


Alexandra Scarlett Wilshaw was a young woman who experienced life with intensity, its highs and lows, and challenges. She tragically died by suicide. 

Alexandra read Maths at Durham University and was a member of University College. She inspired many through her blog, volunteered with Castle Community Action, participated in the cheerleading squad, loved her family and friends, and reached out to many.  

A fund has been established at University College in her name to help promote awareness of anxiety, depression and the risk of suicide, and better ways to cope with these issues.

Alexandra devoted much of her time to engaging with people, and we would like to honour her memory by creating an educational programme for greater mental health awareness, keeping her legacy alive through helping others.   

With the increasing pressures on students today it is easy for most people to be completely unaware that their closest friends and those in their community can be struggling with everyday life. The programme will create a forum where mental health issues will be brought to attention.     

If you would like to donate to Alexandra’s fund, please click the link. The link will take you to a simple form that needs completing; in the box marked 'specifically for', please write Alexandra's Awareness Campaign. For more information please contact If you are able, please gift aid this donation. Cheques for this appeal can be made to Durham University (Alexandra Wilshaw Fund), and sent to Development and Alumni Relations Office, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE.


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