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Alfie Lund fund celebrates two years of fundraising

Family want to thank everyone who has helped raise funds and awareness

Alfie Lund, Alfie's mum Rachel, Kim Moffat, Gary Worthington and Alfie's brother Callum

As the Alfie Lund fund marks its second year, his family wants to extend their thanks to everyone who has championed and supported their cause.

Alfie suffers from MECP2 Duplication syndrome, which means he cannot walk or talk and has profound and complex learning difficulties.

Despite his problems Alfie is a very happy and inspirational little boy, who the people of Burscough have taken into their hearts.

Over the past two years around £20,000 has been raised for Alfie.

This has gone towards specialist equipment such as a bed and a bike.

The fund has also helped his home be specially adapted and around £2,000 has been donated to the MECP2 Duplication UK charity.

Mum Rachel said: “We’re doing really well as a family and we’re just so overwhelmed and thankful for all the support that the community has shown to us so far.

“When we set up the fund we had no idea what would happen and we’re just amazed at the level of continued support they have shown us.

“We’ve worked hard to raise Alfie’s profile and we really want people to know about his syndrome.

“It’s incredibly rare, Alfie is one of only 28 people with the condition and we just don’t know what his future holds.

“Our next project is to adapt the garden, as we can’t get Alfie all the way down to the bottom of it.

“He loves being outside and we really want him to be able to roam around it safely.”

One of the six-year-old’s most fervent supporters is Gary Worthington who completed a gruelling triathlon for Alfie’s fund last weekend.

Gary completed the challenge in the Lake District in just over three hours.

Gary has already raised over £1,000 for Alfie, and hopes to continue to complete even more fundraising for him.

Rachel said: “Gary is an amazing person, who has really taken Alfie’s cause to heart. We want to thank him specifically for all his hard work and effort.

“He did so well over the weekend, he’s brilliant.”

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