A hole lot of money raised for youngster

Charity golf day organiser Craig Paulson, Alfie Smith, five, and dad David Smith.
Charity golf day organiser Craig Paulson, Alfie Smith, five, and dad David Smith.
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Golfers clubbed together to hold a charity day to raise £1,630 for a five-year-old boy who suffers from a rare genetic disorder.

Alfie Smith from Awsworth has Glutaric Acidemia type l, a condition that affects just one in 40,000 people, and leaves him unable to process certain proteins in food.

If he eats too much protein the excessive levels can accumulate and cause damage to the part of his brain which controls the movement of his body.

Alfie, who is currently only able to walk with sticks, has been attending a private cente in Luton for one week each month to work on his co-ordination. The treatment costs his parents, Michelle Whelan and David Smith, £700 a time.

A raffle was at the event with prizes including a Samsung tablet, and two Derby County season tickets for 2013/14.

Amy Paulson, who helped organise the event at Morley Hayes Golf Club, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everybody that donated raffle prizes, bought raffle tickets, sponsored the golf holes and took part.”