Alfie is famously from Fleetwood, Lancashire and he supports two charities from that area. Trinity Hospice, Blackpool (encompassing Brian House children’s hospice) is one of these and he is their patron, regularly encouraging fans to “put the kettle on” to raise money via tea parties.
Their press officer, Shirley Morgan, says that “It’s just amazing having Alfie and his team behind us and we have found so many benefits. What’s also really obvious is the affection his fans have for him as a person.” Alfie became a patron after being approached by the fundraising team to see if he would consider becoming an official supporter of the Hospice. Shirley says they “were absolutely thrilled when we got not only a ‘yes’ , but the news that he would become a Patron”. Trinity were able to feature in his official Storyteller tour programme, which gave them the kind of national exposure they usually only dream of! In addition, Alfie supports them with public messages of support which help generate a lot of interest and certainly lead to people getting involved. As a hospice, the fundraising team need to raise over £5 million a year to keep the doors open. Unusually, Trinity has both adult and children’s hospices on site and funding is a constant pressure. Click on the image to learn more.