A SCHOOLBOY smashed his fundraising target after taking part in a cross-country run.
Alfie Brown hoped to raise £500 for the Uganda Child Education Trust when he took part in a primary schools event at Stamford Queen Eleanor School on Saturday.
But the eight-year-old exceeded his target and raised £771 for the charity, which pays for teachers’ wages, educational materials and school meals for children in the village of Kitende in Uganda.
His mum Anna-Marie, of Abbey Road, Bourne, said: “I’m bursting with pride. Alfie is a selfless child and this wasn’t an easy event for him to take part in but he did a lot of training beforehand and worked really hard.
“He was overwhelmed by people’s support and can’t believe how kind they have been.”
Alfie, who attends Bourne Abbey Primary Academy, ran one-and-a-half miles in the event, which attracted competitors from across Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings.
On his fundraising web page Alfie describes the education trust as his favourite charity.
He said: “It makes me very sad to see how the children there live. They don’t have taps with water in or nice houses like we do. A lot of families share a mattress on the floor and they don’t have enough food.”
To sponsor Alfie visit www.justgiving.com/Alfie-Brown