Six-year-old Al­fie com­pletes tough moun­tain chal­lenge

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A DE­TER­MINED six-year-old has climbed Mount Snow­don to raise funds to help pre-school stu­dents feel more in­cluded.

Al­fie Frame, from Tyther­ing­ton, came up with the idea to in­stall a bench at Lit­tle Ea­gles Pre-School in Nether Alder­ley, where pupils can sit to let other stu­dents know they are feel­ing left out.

And af­ter walk­ing for al­most seven hours, Al­fie, who is a stu­dent at Nether Alder­ley Pri­mary School, has com­pleted his chal­lenge, ras­ing £1,125 to­wards the bench.

Dad Mathew said: “I’m so proud of Al­fie. The weather was aw­ful with thick fog, driv­ing rain and sub-zero tem­per­a­tures at the sum­mit. He found the last mile re­ally tough but his de­ter­mi­na­tion that he would suc­ceed never wa­vered. We are ex­tremely grate­ful to the com­mu­nity for the sup­port Al­fie has re­ceived both in terms of do­na­tions and the kind mes­sages; we re­ceived sig­nif­i­cant sup­port from Cherry Blos­som Bak­ery in Mac­cles­field and do­na­tions from as far afield as the USA.”

Marie Danby, trustee direc­tor at Lit­tle Ea­gles, said: “We are ever so grate­ful to Al­fie for tak­ing on such a huge chal­lenge. We are look­ing forward to in­stalling the friend­ship bench and know that it’ll re­ally help the chil­dren es­tab­lish those cru­cial strong friend­ships for life.

“We hope Al­fie’s drive and com­pas­sion will in­spire the chil­dren and help us to in­stil sim­i­lar qualities in the chil­dren we are nur­tur­ing here at Lit­tle Ea­gles.”

To make a do­na­tion go to https://my­do­nate.bt. com/fundrais­ers/ my­char­i­ty­moun­tain.

Al­fie Frame, six, scaled Mount Snow­don in just un­der seven hours. Right, Al­fie en­joys a well-earned snack af­ter the climb

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