Hello everybody! My name is Alfie. I’m 7 years old. And I’m looking for all your money please. But it’s not for toys in Smyths this time round.

See I have additional needs. Challenges I face everyday. I’m on the Autism spectrum, and I have ADHD too. This makes my day to day life interesting to say the least. I have struggles that other kids don’t have, things I don’t understand that are easy to other people, but I have those struggles in warp speed because I’m never able to stop. I’m just 200mph all day everyday. But ya know what makes me special? Everything. I’m totally unique. Despite my hardships, I’m an intensely happy, smiley bundle of energy. 

So why do I want your money? Well for the last 3 years I’ve been attending the most incredible Autism Unit in our local school, Scoil Aoife. There are 2 ASD classes in my unit, with 6 veryspecial kids in each class. My teachers and SNAs are all amazing people and have brought me along so far in a very short space of time. Outside my class is a big play area where all the kids run around. And some of the other Mammies and Daddies are cycling and walking to raise money so we can fill this play area with sensory playground toys. Stuff that us kids with extra needs get a lot of stimulation and joy from.

So I’m gonna walk to raise funds too! I’m gonna walk 50km with my stepdad and the dogs, and sometimes with my mam and brother. And this is why we need your money. For some very special equipment to help some amazing kids, just like me

If you can donate, please do. This special equipment is expensive, but important. 

Thanks so much everybody! See you all soon. 

Alfie x 


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Aoife Hickey 
Dublin, County Dublin
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