Alfie Rixon, has won the BBC Young Reporter Competition for the Midlands region.
14-year-old Alfie, was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer in 2019 and needed to have his lower leg amputated to save his life. During lockdown his Dad has helped him to walk again and ride his bike with many services being suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alfie’s experiences inspired him to enter the BBC Young Reporter competition. Alfie has since appeared on the BBC Midlands Today programme and interviewed on BBC Radio Shropshire. Alfie wants to speak to other young patients to find out how the pandemic’s affected their treatment.
On 28th March, Alfie along with his Dad and his sister, will walk 10 miles from Wem to the top of Grinshill and back. All monies raised will be going to Hope House Hospice. Hope House is a charity dedicated to assisting young people with life-threatening conditions. This will be Alfie’s longest walk since having his prosethetic leg.
Throughout the process Alfie and his family were supported by Hope House. The teenager has now made it his mission to give back to the charity that provided so much support.
If you would like to show your support for Alfie, you can donate via his Just Giving page here
Alfie with his BBC Young Reporter of the Year trophy