Published on: Monday 01 Feb 2016 at 09:48
Seven year old Alfie Nottage demonstrated his sheer class recently by arranging a charity football match on December 24th to benefit St Clare Hospice, who cared for his beloved great uncle Steve.
This impressive youngster took it upon himself to organise a set of children’s football matches between his team, the mighty Risden Woods under 8’s, and other Risden Woods teams in aid of the Hospice who helped his great uncle.
With his eyes on the goaline, Alfie initially decided to ask for £100 per head for tickets! But in a game of two halves, the ambitious youngster was eventually talked around to a more reasonable target of £5 per head by his mother.
He hand wrote an invitation which was sent out far and wide to local families. Harlow Town F.C. picked up on the story and were so impressed by the plucky youth they asked Alfie to be their mascot for a game.
And so the great Christmas Eve Football Event was born! It was a wonderfully fun day out for all and some minions even turned up to make the day even more special for Alfie.
Unfortunately Alfie’s great uncle Steve passed away a few days later on New Year’s Day. He will be sorely missed by his large family and friends.
Alfie’s charity football matches raised an amazing £342.10 for the Hospice. We’re now asking you to make his day by giving what you can to top up the total to £1,000. It would mean so much to this amazing boy, as well as St Clare Hospice.