Help raise money to make happy memories for poorly eight-year-old from Eastbourne

A family fun day will take place at Eastbourne Rugby Club next weekend (September 1) to raise money to make happy memories for terminally-ill eight-year-old Alfie Bennett.

Monday, 27th August 2018, 8:00 am
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:17 pm

The family and friends of young Alfie are fundraising to create as many happy memories for him as possible.

The family fun day will be held from 10am until late at the rugby club in Hampden Park. There will be a bouncy castle, disco, vintage games, American cars, a fire engine and a reptile display. Sweets, cakes and hot food will also be available throughout the day.

The event is free entry but all money raised through the attractions will go towards helping young Alfie to fulfill his dreams.

Alfie’s mother Rosie and his family are using all their spare money to create as many adventures for him to enjoy in the time he has left after receiving a heartbreaking diagnosis.

The young Eastbourne boy was diagnosed with childhood cerebral demyelinating adrenoleukodystrophy (cerebral ALD), a terminal diagnosis as it is too far advanced for a bone marrow transplant.

Some of Alfie’s dreams are out of his family’s reach so an online fundraiser has been set up to see them through.

The page, launched by his step-grandmother, says, “My beautiful stepgrandson has heartbreakingly been diagnosed with childhood cerebral ALD.

“It will progressively rob Alfie of all of his abilities before taking his life and there is no cure or treatment to prolong his life, so time is of the essence here.”

To help with the fun day or find out more call the organisers on 07756098087.