An adorable eight-year-old who wrote a heartbreaking letter to Everton after his dad “went to heaven” has been invited to the club to discuss his ideas.
Alfie, from Wavertree, said he “can’t believe how much attention” his letter has had, after his mum shared it on Facebook.
In the letter the youngster writes that he has had a “tough year” after his dad “went to heaven due to a mental health illness” in May.
He then goes on to ask Everton to help him “think of some ideas” to help others “less fortunate than himself” because he said he “knows how good” the club is at helping.
And after hundreds of people liked and shared the letter on Facebook, Everton got in touch with the youngster to invite him to the club.
Speaking to the ECHO, on his way to Goodison tonight, Alfie said: “I’m feeling really excited to be honest and a little bit nervous incase my ideas don’t work out.
“I wasn’t expecting the letter to get this much attention I just wanted to write it and see if it worked out.
“I didn’t know that this many people would think it was a good idea, but now it is just all over the place.
“I already had a busy schedule before this!”
Mum Allison Furlong said her son was ‘devastated’ by the sudden death of his dad, earlier this year, and the pair used to always be in the park playing football.