Remembering Alex Curtis

About Alex Curtis

Alex was a very popular and talented young man who excelled in drama to a point where he won a place at the National Youth Theatre in 2006 and had planned to study drama at university in 2008.

Alex had a very positive attitude to life and never let his asthma, eczema and allergies from which he had suffered all his life, get him down and it was this positive attitude that inspired the setting up of the memorial trust in his name the aim of which is to promote asthma and allergy awareness in schools.

Hundreds of people attended the concert to celebrate the life of Alex Curtis. The concert called “Remember Forever” was held at the Abbey Theatre, St. Albans. Alex, aged 17, son of Peter and Jane Curtis of St. Albans died on February 6 after suffering an acute asthma attack at home.

Stuart Borrill, Head of Expressive Arts at the School said: “The whole school has been rocked by the terrible news of Alex’s death. He was an extremely talented student with a natural gift and flair for theatre.”

“Alex’s friends from previous school productions felt very strongly taht a charity event should be organised to mark his passing in a way that reflected what he brought to our school.”

The concert had a cast of 100 students and featured a mixture of all of Alex’s passions – dance,drama,music and Michael Jackson.

It was played to a full house of 230 in which the Curtis family were guests of honour. Theatre manager Tina Swain said: “When the school contacted us regarding the concert we were delighted to offer our support. Alex had recently joined oue Saturday morning theatre group Theatrix and although I only met him on two occasions he made a real impact on me.”

Remember Forever has raised more than £2,000 so far for Asthma UK and the National Eczma Society, and further funds are being raised in school.

Pupils from the school and the Headteacher present representatives from the National Eczema Society and Asthma UK with a cheque, from the proceeds of ‘Remember Forever.’

The Alex Curtis Memorial Trust was set up following the sudden death of Alex Curtis from an acute asthmatic attack in February 2007 at the age of just 17 years. It was felt by his family, friends and school, that something positive should come out of the tragedy.

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