Alfie, aged 9, donated £100 of his own money to the childrens ward at the Lister hospital.
When asked why, he said:
"Because they helped me. When I had cancer they helped me get through it, they helped me get better."
We are so proud and inspired by Alfies generosity and his passion to help other children.
We want to share his story with you this Christmas in the hope you will join him in supporting the East & North Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity!
Alfie was two years old when he was diagnosed with leukaemia at the Lister Hospital. Alfies mum Kirsty said:
"I didnt really know what was going to happen, we were told in the afternoon and within six hours we were in an ambulance."
For four years Alfie spent a lot of time in and out of Hospital. Here, he and his family met one of our Play Specialists, Christina.
Alfies mum, Kirsty, remembers:
"Christina was the very first person I spoke to after the doctor gave me Alfies diagnosis, she stayed with me whilst I phoned my husband to tell him the news. I will always remember Christina and how she was there for all of us that day."
When we asked Alfie what he remembered most about his time at the Lister Hospital, he said it was his toy box; our Play Specialists put together special toy boxes for children to play with in bed if they are too poorly to visit our play room. This box made a huge difference to Alfie because it was personal to him and he was given it each time he was admitted.
Alfie is now in remission and is doing well at home with his family. They will forever be grateful for the extraordinary treatment Alfie received.
In fact, Alfie is so thankful that when gifted £100 from his Granny, he decided to donate and buy some toys so that other children could have the same positive experience that he had.
Your kind donations will help us fund projects including interactive flooring for the Bluebell ward and in the children's waiting area in A&E, so you really will make a difference to local people just like Alfie.