Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has sent an encouraging message to a young boy who is hosting a fundraiser for his auntie.
Four-year-old Alfie Hadden, from East Kilbride, is running a 5k mini-marathon to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, a muscle-weakening disease which has auntie Emma has.
The football-daft youngster is a wee inspiration and he was rendered speechless when shown the video of Scott Arfield.
So this just happend from Alfie's hero after his dad ofcourse 😂😂 support for the we man has been unreal and can't wait to show him this tomorrow @scottyarf thanks so much mate #RangersFamily #RangersFChttps://t.co/aXJefel6p9 pic.twitter.com/gUfbj66VzJ
— scott hadden (@scottyhadden8) July 10, 2020
Resulting video soon as the we man woke up thnk he was in shock didn't know what to say he got a bit emotional 😂 cant thank @scottyarf and everyone who's donated so far enough 👏👏@RangersFC#RangersFC #RangersReady #Rangersfamily #charity #musculardystrophy #JustGiving pic.twitter.com/1U5gjnKtVR
— scott hadden (@scottyhadden8) July 11, 2020
Arfield has been described as the four-year-old’s “hero” and you can see in Alfie’s reaction how much the message means.
It’s also a testament to the character of Scott Arfield, who has previously donated match-worn shirts for charitable causes such as the Chris Mitchell Foundation.
The midfielder also raised £9k for the NHS by raffling off his match worn shirt from one of the matches against Braga.
— arfield (@scottyarf) April 28, 2020
The midfielder also wears the number 37 as a tribute to former Falkirk teammate Craig Gowans who tragically died, 17, as the result of an accidental training ground electrocution [Falkirk Herald].
Scotty Arfield has helped raise the profile of young Alfie’s campaign and helping bring attention to this very worthwhile cause.
But it’s little Alfie who’s the real hero and if anyone can they’re being encouraged to donate a small fee to help raise money for this very worthwhile cause.
You can view the JustGiving page HERE. At the time of writing it has already raised over £2000, 10 times Alfie’s original target.