A CHARITY football match in memory of little Alfie Curran has raised over £1,000 for the Summer holiday club he loved.

Alfie, from Saltcoats, sadly passed away last month after living with cerebral palsy. The 11-year-old wee warrior was well known and loved in the Three Towns and the huge outpouring of grief across the community following his passing showed how many lives he touched.

A football match in tribute to Alfie took place on Friday, August 9 at Ardeer Thistle and raised an impressive £1,176.52 for the Butterfly Club.

The James McFarlane pupil loved attending the club, so it was fitting that last week’s match raised funds for the place that brought him so much joy.

Teams from Bobby’s Bar and the Crown Inn battled it out on the pitch, with Bobby’s Bar claiming a 7-4 victory.

Alfie’s mum Donna told the Herald: “It was fab. It was great.

“My husband was with the Crown Inn. My brother came up from England to play with Bobby’s Bar, my other brother was the goalie for the Crown and I had a cousin who was in Bobby’s Bar. I couldn’t really cheer for any particular team because my family were all through it!

“We raised £1,176.52 and that’s going to be given to the Butterfly Club.

“At Alfie’s funeral and celebration of life it [funds raised] was for James McFarlane School – we got £860 for his school. He loved both [the Butterfly Club and James McFarlane].

“We’d like to thank David and Tiffany Brown for all the hard work, it was them that organised it all. Also the community for all the support and for donating the raffle prizes.”