Most children would be delighted to receive cash for Christmas, but not six-year-old Alfie Douglas.
The big-hearted Bridge of Don youngster spoke to his parents and insisted his £30 should go to children less fortunate than him.
Alfie, who lives with mum Kelly Williamson and dad Allan Douglas, has now chosen to give the money to the ARCHIE Foundation, which helps support sick youngsters at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.
The Forehill Primary School pupil, who visited the charity to hand over the money, said: “I know I am lucky and there are children less lucky than me so I wanted to give my money to the hospital.”
Beaming with pride, mum Kelly said football-daft Alfie was always conscious of other children and never liked to see other kids miss out.
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The 33-year-old said: “At Christmas time Alfie came down and told us he felt he was really lucky about how much stuff he got for Christmas.
“We did tell him he was very lucky as not every boy or girl got as much as him and he said he had lots of pennies and wanted to give it to them.
“My other half and I were an emotional wreck after that and stunned at the same time.
“He is only six and not a lot of kids at that age would possibly think of that, as some might just want to spend their money.”
Kelly said Alfie’s compassion isn’t just limited to sick kids. She added: “Alfie loves his football but he never likes to see someone being left out. He is always the one to make sure that everyone is involved at school.”
The youngster, who plays football for CBC Hilton, visited the ARCHIE Foundation at RACH to hand over the money.
Ellis Mackenzie, fundraising co-ordinator at the charity, was on hand to tell him about the work they do and how his donation would help sick children.
She said: “We’d like to thank Alfie for his generous donation.
“It is really sweet of him to give his Christmas money to us.”