Young Citizen Awards – Alfie Baugh

Rotarians are community champions who stand up for our communities both locally and overseas. We support those who need help, we strive to improve lives and we bring about positive change in our neighbourhoods.

Well by those measures Wolverhampton Young Citizen Award finalist Alfie Baugh, despite his relatively young age, has all the makings of an exceptional Rotarian.

Photo credit – Woverhampton Mayor

Through his fund raising activities Alfie recently raised £680 for comic relief by making red nose cupcakes and selling those over two weekends from home. He printed off over 100 flyers and posted them to all his neighbours and streets in the local area and also told all his friends and teachers. Many people to his house just to donate money because they liked his flyer. Alfie also approached a local Tettenhall estate agent, Peter James and asked him to match whatever he had raised and Peter was delighted to say yes!

Alfie is a very motivated, confident and caring boy and not only does he raise money for charity but he also writes a weekly newsletter for all the residents in his neighbourhood helping to pull the community together. Nuns from the convent near to his home contribute a weekly prayer to put in the newsletter and a neighbour writes an astronomy column. For bonfire night last year Alfie sent a newsletter out asking all his neighbours to meet up in the park and each bring a firework. He got all the neighbours together and arranged a street firework display which was a great night and all the neighbours joined in. Everybody in the neighbourhood knows Alfie, he takes everyone’s dustbins in on bin day, he also helps a disabled lady who lives just over the road and litter picks in the street.

Alfie is proof that age is no barrier when it comes to making a positive change in our neighbourhoods.

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