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HELP THE ALFIE LUND FUND CREATE A WORLD RECORD

16 April 2015

Support the Alfie Lund Fund at Saturday’s game.

  • Latics supporting the Alfie Lund Fund at Saturday's game.
  • World Record attempt for the longest chain of football shirts, scarves and flags.
  • Chain to be paraded at half time against Brighton.
The Alfie Lund Fund will be in attendance at Saturday’s home fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion to raise awareness of a condition called Mecp2 Duplication Syndrome, a disorder young Alfie suffers from.

It is a devastating life-limiting disorder which means Alfie can't walk or talk, has profound and multiple learning difficulties, epilepsy and suffers chronic chest infections.

The fund have set themselves the challenge of creating possibly the longest chain of football shirts, scarves and flags during the 2014/15 season. They hope to be able to submit it as a Guinness World Record attempt at the end of the season and will parade their efforts so far around the pitch at half time on Saturday.

The fund have been inundated with items donated from all over the world. The response has been staggering with support from Bayer 04 Leverkusen with articles in their matchday programme and the fund have covered 13 leagues and 21 clubs in the UK, starting on the local park via Chorley, Ashton Athletic, Blackpool, FC United of Manchester, Macclesfield Town, Everton, Blackburn Rovers and now Wigan Athletic to name a few.

Alfie’s big brother, Cameron, has been a Latics season ticket holder for over six seasons now and loves going the match with his brother.

The Fund will be holding collections outside the ground at today’s game and will be auctioning and selling off all of the items that they collect at the end of the season. All money raised will go to Mecp2 Duplication UK a newly founded charity who aim to support families affected by the disorder.

For more information please contact the fund via Facebook www.facebook.com/thealfielundfund or by emailing thealfielundfund@live.co.uk.  You can also visit their website at www.thealfielundfund.co.uk for more information on how to donate items to their cause.

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