Alfie, 5, is raising money in memory of his grandfather

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LITTLE Alfie Curry is celebrating this week after raising more than £200 in memory of his grandfather.

Alfie, 5, lost his grandfather to motor neurone disease three years ago but is determined to remember him by raising money to fight the disease.

Mum Linda Curry, of Chilvers Close, Barrowby, said: “It was all Alfie’s idea. He wanted to help people like his grandfather.

“I’ve done things in the past but he said he wanted to do something and we couldn’t believe the reaction.”

Mum and son began by baking cakes and selling them to their neighbours in Chilvers Close and at Barrowby Royal British Legion.

The cakes alone raised £25 before they organised a tombola in the Isaac Newton Centre on Saturday, raising £217.

Linda said: “People kept coming back for more - I think it was quite addictive!

“And some of the older ladies would buy some of the chocolate and then give it to Alfie.

“But he was dead proud, giving everyone the charity stickers and rattling his bucket.”

The success has spurred Linda and Alfie on and they hope to plan more fund-raising efforts for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Linda is particularly keen to make more people aware of the good work the charity does after meeting people in Grantham who are suffering from Motor neurone disease but were unaware of the charity.

She said: “It is not the kind of cause which gets much attention so it’s important to raise as much awareness as possible.

“The charity can help with equipment and everything you need and some of the money goes towards research as well.”

l To find out more about the charity’s work, go to www.mndassociation.org