A youth football club in the Scottish FA’s South West region recently helped raise £1200 to help pay for medical treatment for a local boy.

Cumnock Juniors Youth FC held their annual Charity Day, the Billy Walker Memorial Cup, where the cause was The Alfie Sharpe Appeal.

A football match and live music event was held which attracted large support from the local community.

Brave five-year-old Alfie Sharpe was diagnosed last year with stage four  neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that occurs in young children. He is receiving treatment at Yorkhill and at University College Hospital in London and has undergone 18 courses of chemotherapy.

Alfie and his parents, who have been off work for a year to take care of their boy, were recently invited to attend Cumnock Juniors Scottish Cup match to receive the cheque from the charity day.

However Alfie was rushed into Yorkhill on the day and had to miss out. So another day was arranged for the brave youngster on Saturday 3rd November. The day started with Alfie receiving a personal tour of Emergency One in Cumnock to see the fire engines. Gavin McCombe and Laura Walker met the excited youngster for his guided tour of the facilities.

From there, they moved on to Townhead Park where Derek King took over as host. A presentation of a Cumnock Juniors youth strip made sure Alfie was kitted out.

Alfie enjoyed the atmosphere of his first ever football match with both sets of supporters impeccably behaved. He was joined on the terracing for the first half by Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise Mascot, Pele the Panda. They then watched the second half from the comfort of the hospitality suite.

Doctors have advised Cheree and Steven that there is no other curative medicine available here in the U.K. His family are raising funds to take Alfie for pioneering treatment in Germany. This treatment, costing £80,000, is not available through the NHS therefore Alfie needs your help.

You can donate to Alfies appeal at www.justgiving.com/Alfie-Appeal