A young boy from Irvine has been busy rounding up his neighbours for their help to collect goods for a local foodbank.

Alfie Moore, who is nine-years-old today (May 6) wrote a letter to all of his neighbours on Somerville Way, Lawthorn asking them to support him in donating food to North Ayrshire Foodbank

The A nnick Primary student was inspired to do something after hearing about the effects of coronavirus on the news and learning that lots of families were struggling for food.

Alfie’s mum, Tracey Moore, said: “He realises how fortunate he is and he’s always donating things. He’s donated lots of his toys before. He sees and knows about other kids in poverty, especially in Ayrshire and he wants to help. He’s a wee softy he is.”

After posting the letters, Alfie and his parents, Tracey and Scott Moore, then went round to each of his neighbours’ homes as part of their daily exercise and were delighted to see that the whole street had participated. There were food parcels left on the doorsteps of each house on Somerville Way and others brought food to the Moore’s house.

Tracey said that it was great to see so many people helping out and that during the lockdown the neighbourhood had got to know one another much better.

“I don’t think we knew half the street before, but now everybody’s been writing thank you letters to Alfie, dropping round little envelopes of money to him and stuff, it’s great.” She said.

Alfie and his parents collected all the donations and delivered them to the North Ayrshire Foodbank in Ardrossan, who distribute donations to foodbanks across North Ayrshire.

The young boy was delighted with his haul and was keen to praise residents of his street, saying: “Thank you to all the people on our street that donated.”

His mum said that he’s been keeping busy during the lockdown with school work and tasks they have set him. He’s keen on football and has been working on a project about America.

Happy birthday from all of us at the Irvine Times, Alfie, have a fantastic day.


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