A Blacon youngster has raised more than £100 for Alder Hey hospital.

Alfie Edge, a Year 5 pupil at Dee Point Primary, raised the funds  by organising a raffle.

Alfie’s little brother Dylan has multiple special needs and medical problems and Alfie asked if he could do some fundraising at school for the hospital as he wanted to support the place that had cared for his brother on several occasions, sometimes for considerable lengths of time.

The school decided to raffle a giant teddy that had been donated to school to achieve this aim.

Jack Saunders, who won the teddy, holding his winning ticket and Alfie holding a cheque for Alderhey Children's Hospital
Jack Saunders, who won the teddy, holding his winning ticket and Alfie holding a cheque for Alderhey Children's Hospital
 

Deputy headteacher Sharon Wyatt said: “Dylan has problems that he fights daily with an energy and determination that makes us all incredibly proud.

“He has won the hearts of all the staff at Dee Point.

“His mum and dad, Claire and Stuart, are wonderful parents who are extremely supportive of our school and we strive to provide the best possible care for Dylan and his brother and sister in our school.

“The Edge family are always full of smiles and bring an enormous amount of warmth to Dee Point.”

Alfie managed to raise £104.70 from selling tickets for 50p to all the children in school as part of the Christmas Party day activities.

The teddy was won by Year 2 pupil Jack Saunders.