Alfie’s school raises money for hospital

Alfie’s school raises money for hospital

A school in Essex has raised £300 for the hospital that helped to save the life of one of its pupils.

Year 1 student Alfie Hunt, 6, from Freshwaters Primary Academy, was found to have an enlarged heart and liver when he was just two weeks old.

He was diagnosed with critical aortic value stenosis — a narrowing of the aortic valve — and has been in and out of hospital for much of his life.

Last summer, Alfie underwent open heart surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital in central London to replace the faulty valve. He was in hospital for five days and off school for three weeks.

The school’s Parent Champions held a coffee morning in support of the hospital, raising £272.10.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “Anyone who helps our pupils in any way deserves our support and that is why our coffee morning was in aid of the Royal Brompton. It also highlights to our pupils the wonderful work doctors and nurses do, day in and day out.”

Pic: Alfie with his twin Grace, parents and Freshwaters head Marios Solomonides