A young boy has been recognised for his community spirit through lockdown. As the nation was in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, young Cheadle lad Alfie Pearson came up with a lovely green-fingered initiative to help keep his neighbours, and also the wider community, smiling.
A young boy has been recognised for his community spirit through lockdown.
As the nation was in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, young Cheadle lad Alfie Pearson came up with a lovely green-fingered initiative to help keep his neighbours, and also the wider community, smiling.
Alfie had started growing sunflowers and decided to pot extra seeds up and leave them out for others to take and grow their own large flower themselves.
His parents then also set up a ‘Cheadle Sunflowers’ page on Facebook so that people could share pictures of their growing sunflowers for Alfies and others to see.
The Stunner has been following Alfie’s kindhearted initiative, often running picture spreads of people with their Cheadle Sunflowers.
Now, the Cheadle Rotary Club have also recognised seven-year-old Alfie’s great community spirit by awarding him with a certificate for his ‘Service to the Community’.
A spokesman for Cheadle Rotary Club told the Times & Echo: “On Saturday (September 26), the president of the Cheadle Rotary Club, Robert Owen, visited the home of Alfie Pearson, the “Cheadle Sunflower Boy.”
“President Robert presented Alfie with a certificate marking his Service to the Community over the Summer months.
“President Robert said it was a marvellous achievement for a boy of seven to think of giving his plants away to cheer people up.
“Alfie has given so much enjoyment, inspiration and happiness to those who accepted his gift of sunflower seedlings, and who then posted photographs on Alfie’s “Cheadle Sunflowers” Facebook page; as well as to the people of Cheadle, who, through the pages of The Stunner, have learned of his generous spirit.
“President Robert said Alfie was the youngest person ever to be so honoured by the Cheadle Rotary Club and the award was well deserved.”
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