AN ILMINSTER schoolboy who fought back from his hospital bed to raise hundreds of pounds for charity handed over the giant cheque last week.

Alfie Green was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just over three years ago, and required treatment in hospital.

After getting back on his feet, young Alfie decided he wanted to do something to help other people with the illness.

He raised £350 for the Jost Evans Trust, and handed the cheque to founder Tracy Evans.

Josh Evans was a young diabetic man from North Petherton, Somerset, who died after suffering a hypoglycaemic attack while driving.

He was just 21-years-old when the crash happened near Hatch Beauchamp.

His parents, John and Tracy Evans, set up the trust fund to help support others with diabetes, specifically children and their families in Somerset.

Alfie’s parents Julie and Karl were also at Greenfylde School where the cheque presentation took place.

Julie said: “It was really emotional, because obviously Tracy lost her son.

“It was amazing for them to meet, and Alfie had written something to read out for her.

“He talked about how he started it; fundraising in his garden, doing his own disco, and wanting to do more so he did a disco at school.”

Alfie worked hard to make his second event a success, sorting out posters, inviting all his fellow pupils and orgnaising a mini buffet.

“He is just so kind and caring,” Julie added.

“It was all his own idea and he raised £350.

“It was really lovely for him to meet Tracy, and you could see it was emotional for Alfie and Tracy finally meeting.”