Alex began working for the NHS in Pharmacy in 2011, moving between community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy over the past 10 years. Working in a hospital throughout the Pandemic, Alex supported pharmacy within NHS to continue services and ensure the best care for patients throughout lockdowns and the ever-changing landscape of healthcare in a global emergency.
Alex moved from Dorset to London in 2014 to train as an actor at Italia Conti, and after a Foundation Course and a Degree Course, graduated 4 years later. Her career highlights include representing Italia Conti at the Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, winning the runner-up prize for the Carlton Hobbes BBC Radio Drama Award, receiving the Laurence Olivier bursary from the Society of London Theatre and along with a fantastic cast, taking an award-winning production of The Laramie Project to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017.
She is a proud member of the military family; her grandfather served in the RAF in the 1950s, and her partner of 7 years, Leah, has been serving in the Army since February 2021. She is keen to be as involved as possible in the military family to which she belongs! Alex is passionate about LGBT+ history and supporting older members of our community, with an emphasis on hearing and understanding lived experiences. She wants to highlight the stories of those who fought so bravely for the rights we now enjoy and support those who can guide us through the next stage of the fight for all members of the LGBT+ community to live freely and equally in society.
Alex spends her time attending LGBT+ events across London, writing what could tentatively be referred to as Stand-Up Comedy and getting used to living back in the countryside with her partner in Wiltshire. She is overwhelmingly proud to now be a part of Fighting With Pride and to get out there and help our Veterans.
Royal Hospital Chelsea Veterans’ Outreach – Time and Date TBC (Please contact if you’re interested!)
Proving to be increasingly popular, this event is a wonderful way to meet new people, and have a look around the historic iconic Royal Hospital, and meet some of the pensioners. Everyone is wonderfully welcoming, and are keen to meet you all.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info if you’d like to come along.
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road
Closest Tube: Sloane Square (10 min walk)
GSTT Armed Forces Drop-In – Every third Tuesday of the month, 1100-1400
This relatively new drop-in is run by Guys and St Thomas’ Armed Forces Network, a fantastic network in the trust who work hard to ensure both patients and staff alike who have an Armed Forces connection are well looked after and understood. They do have food and drink on offer at this one, too! It’s a great place to meet other organisations or learn more about what the Armed Forces Networks across the NHS Trusts do. Please check with me to confirm attendance if you do plan on going along to and would like to come along with me!
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Evelina House London
216 Lambeth Road
Closest Tube: Waterloo
St Pancras Hospital Drop-In – Every last Thursday of the month, 1700-1900
I recommend coming along to this well-established Drop-In if you have a specific query that you’d like an answer to or support with, such as housing, a DWP/ finance query, or a question regarding mental or physical health support. It’s a drop-in run by the amazing London OpCourage team, but it’s open to all Veterans.
The London OpCourage team are very supportive and has a great LGBT+ lead who you are always welcome to reach out to contact via myself if you are looking for further Mental Health support.
St Pancras Hospital
Closest Tube: Kings’ Cross/Mornington Crescent (10 min walk)
Bromley FC Veterans’ Community Hub – Last Friday of the month, 1100-1300
This drop-in is really new, but very well attended and is held at Bromley FC – in their beautiful brand-new cafe. It’s a great place for a bit of a social before the weekend, they provide a really delicious breakfast and have excellent coffee on offer! There is also a wide range of organisations that attend, so if you have anything you’d like support with, this is a great way of getting more info.
Bromley Football Club
Closest Station: Bromley South
London Pride is planned to take place on Saturday 29th June 2024. We hope once again to join the Armed Forces contingent for the pride march, and we will update you when we have more information, in the meantime pencil it in your diary!