Rugby businesses donate scores of fantastic prizes for raffle to support seriously ill boy

Alfie is said to be making good progress with his treatment.Alfie is said to be making good progress with his treatment.
Alfie is said to be making good progress with his treatment.
The town's businesses have donated thousands of pounds worth of prizes

Rugby businesses have flocked to donate a range of valuable prizes to support a raffle set up to raise funds for a seriously ill boy.

Seven-year-old Alfie, whose family used to live in Rugby, has been diagnosed with stage four neuroblastona cancer and is considered to be at high risk.

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Alfie started chemotherapy at Birmingham Children's Hospital on August 6 and is so far making good progress.

A fundraising page set up by Alfie's family has already raised more than £26,000 - with the funds being split between Alfie and the children's hospital.

Rugby woman Sarah Mcguinness knows the family has used her wide following on Facebook to set up a raffle to raise more funds for the appeal.

Sarah said: "I saw Alfie's appeal and thought, 'there's no way I can't not do something'.

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"I have a little boy the same age as Alfie and I wanted to do something to help.

"When I set up the raffle I thought it would only be a small thing - but it has blown up with so many businesses in Rugby donating amazing prizes.

Among the array of prizes are a £500 voucher from Rugby Stove Installations and a family photo shoot from Nicole Moyse Photography.

Tickets cost £10.

To buy a ticket and to see a full list of the prizes on offer, visit bit.ly/3hcMkOATo learn more about Alfie's fundraiser, visit bit.ly/2E69K9X

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