Six-year-old 'Dinoboy' Alfie's kindness wows Fylde villagers

Young Alfie Wilson has captivated the hearts of his fellow Fylde residents of all ages – and no wonder.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 3:45 pm
Alfie Wilson

At just six years old, he is renowned for his acts of kindness, handing out gifts and helping the community – despite circumstances which would be severely challenging even for someone far older.

In the space of a few weeks, his mum Elle was admitted to hospital for brain surgery from which she has made a good recovery and his dad Mark died suddenly.

But Alfie reacted to both traumatic events with his typical shows of kindness, as displayed in March when lockdown scuppered his hopes of a birthday visit to London to see a museum display on the dinosaurs he loves so much, he is nicknamed ‘Dinoboy’.

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“He asked for seeds and a small greenhouse instead,” said Elle. “He grew lots of vegetable plants and held a free stall for people to help themselves. He wanted to help feed people.

“Later, Alfie went through his dinosaurs, bagged up the multiples and stuck them on our wall for people to adopt. At Easter, we hid books around the village with eggs in.

“Soon after, I had a call from my neurologist saying I had to have brain surgery. When I came home Alfie had decorated my room with lots of cards and pictures and he wanted to know when I needed my medication so he could be the man of the house.

“There were tears and tantrums after his dad died suddenly but Alfie wants to get on with his kindness to make his dad proud.

“Alfie recently emptied his pocket money jar and spent £26 on hosting a Macmillan cake day in our garden and he raised almost £72. I’m so proud of him.”

Alfie’s kindness prompted Warton resident Beth Harper to present him with a trophy on behalf of the local community and she said: “He really is an amazing boy.”

Rachael Ainsworth, his headteacher at Freckleton CE School, said: “Alfie’s cheery demeanour and smile lights up all those around him in the community.”