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Chapel-en-le-Frith boy’s Easter egg appeal

Alfie Frawley, six, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and the Easter eggs he has collected to donate to the Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital. Photo contributed.

Alfie Frawley, six, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and the Easter eggs he has collected to donate to the Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital. Photo contributed.

A Chapel-en-le-Frith boy has outdone the Easter Bunny and donated more almost 100 Easter eggs to a children’s hospital.

Alfie Frawley, six, launched the appeal on Good Friday to support Alder Hey in Liverpool, where he was given open heart surgery when he was ten days old.

After mum Alison announced his idea on Facebook, the family received 97 Easter eggs, 67 bunnies and two hand knitted chicks before their 10am deadline on Saturday.

The chocolate treats were used in an Easter egg hunt on Sunday in the garden of the Alder Hey Ronald McDonald House, where Alfie’s family stayed when he was in hospital.

Alison, 39, said: “Alfie would like to say a great big thank you to all his friends who have been round today and given their own Easter eggs to the children at Alder Hey. One of his school pals gave all of his eggs!”

She thanked Morrisons and the Co-operative Food in Chapel, Cheshire Wholesale Fruit and Veg in Stockport and Naughty and Nice Cafe Bistro and Chocolatier in Bakewell for their support.

The Frawleys also visited the K2 ward, the cardiac unit where Alfie was treated, with took a big bag of eggs.

Alison added: “We met a mother and baby who had the same condition as Alfie and she was so happy to see such a healthy happy boy because at this time for her its very difficult to see light at the end of the tunnel.”

To donate to the charity, visit Alison’s page at justgiving.com/Alison-Frawley

 

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