Big hearted Alfie (seven) donates 200 Easter eggs to Burnley charity's appeal

A little boy with a big heart has delivered a massive boost to a Burnley charity's Easter egg appeal.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 10:45 am

Alfie Smith donated 200 eggs for the scheme being run by Burnley Community Kitchen to make sure as many youngsters as possible receive a treat.

This kind of generosity is just what Alfie's proud family have come to expect from him as he recently raised £900 towards food for vulnerable families when he asked what he could do to help after hearing that many children were going hungry in the pandemic.

That total was added to by a generous donation of £200 Unite North West 64 branch, where his grandad works.

What a cracking great gesture from seven-year-old Alfie Smith who bought 200 Easter eggs for the Burnley Community Kitchen Easter appeal

As five organisations had already benefitted from cash and food donations, Alfie came up with the idea of using the extra cash to buy the Easter eggs.

Proud mum Lauren Hughes said: "Alfie is a good boy, we are very lucky."

After setting a target of £150, Alfie went on to raise £900 by walking the eqiuivalent of a marathon, clocking up an average of three miles a day around his home in Brunshaw with his mum and dad, Jonathon Smith.

Once the challenge was completed the family went on a shopping spree at Morrisons in Todmorden and the organisations that benefitted from a mixture of cash and food donations from Alfie were: St Matthew's and St Stephen's churches in Burnley, Charter House Resource Centre in Morse Street, Burnley, Burnley Community Kitchen and Todmorden Foodbank.

Big hearted Alfie even received a personal letter of thanks from Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær

The Clarets' fan received a letter of commendation from his favourite club and also a personal letter of thanks from Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær thanking Alfie for his 'amazing efforts.'