Alex’s Journey encounters a close shave


Thursday 21st July 2016 – 4.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


There was a hair-raising experience for two members of West Midlands Ambulance Service staff on Wednesday night as they braved the shave for Alex’s Journey.

Paramedic Area Support Officer Ian Inglesant and Ambulance Fleet Assistant Paul Rowlands were joined by Rich Prior from Warwickshire Police’s OPU to have their hair shaved off at Warwick Hub, all in aid of a very worthy cause.

Nine-year-old Alexander Goodwin was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma last month and a fund-raising drive is well underway in order to send him on a dream holiday to Disney World.

The efforts of Ian, Paul and Rich have already put Alex one step closer having raised £1200 so far, with the money still rolling in.

Speaking about his new look, Ian said: “It is a fantastic cause to raise money for and if we can help send Alex to Disney World then it will be worth losing every lock of hair.

“I’m actually quite surprised that it doesn’t look too bad to be honest.

“We’ve raised a superb amount already which we are really pleased with. If we can push it any higher, then all the better!”


Paul added: “We were more than happy to do this for Alex to try and help raise some money for him.

“I’d urge everyone throughout the ambulance service and beyond to do their bit now and help raise some more money for an extremely brave young boy.”

If you would like to donate, or find out more about Alex’s Journey, please visit

You can also follow Alex’s journey by visiting or following him on twitter @alexs_journey.


Notes to Editors:

Top picture (l-r) – Rich Prior, Ian Inglesant and Paul Rowlands.

Bottom picture (l-r) – Paul Rowlands, Ian Inglesant and Rich Prior.

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.



Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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