Year five pupil at Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd, Alfie Rowlands will be fundraising for his local adult hospice in celebration of his tenth birthday at the end of the month.
Alfie, who lives in Trefriw, will reach double figures on Monday 31st May, will walk five miles from Llyn Geirionydd to Llyn Crafnant.
Not a natural walker, this walk through the northern edge of Gwydyr Forest will be a challenge for Alfie. He usually likes to spend his free time gaming indoors. In preparation, he has completed a few small walks with his family.
Alfie’s mum Andrea Damms, who will be accompanying him, said:
“He took us by surprise, he just came out with the idea one day that he wanted to raise money for charity.
“Alfie is feeling very excited and happy about his walk, as he knows his fundraising will help St David’s Hospice to care for patients and their families. My step nan, his great granny, was cared for at the Hospice in Llandudno.
“He has already raised over £250 in sponsorship. We are amazed at the support shown and our family would like to thank everyone for the generous donations.
“This will give him a real sense of achievement and I’m so happy and proud that he asked to do this for his 10th birthday.”
At the end of his walk Alfie will be greeted and congratulated by his Step Dad Kevin and sisters Tillie and Mollie.
St David’s Hospice is an independent charity, caring for local people across North West Wales, delivering specialist care to adult patients with life limiting illnesses or those in need of end-of-life care, and their families.
If you would like to donate to Alfie’s fundraising page go to: St David’s Hospice: https://stdavidshospice.enthuse.com/pf/andrea-damms