A 12-year-old from Peterlee has delivered hundreds of survival packs to children in County Durham.

Using his own pocket money, Alfie Dixon-Clark has made packs forchildren that include chocolate, colouring pages and other items tocure boredom during the coronavirus lockdown. Alfie has also made gluten-free and dairy-free options.

Alfie, who is known locally as ‘Alf the Kid’, has delivered more than200 packs in the Peterlee area, along with the help of his mum JaynieDixon-Clark.

He really wanted to do something positive and wanted to keep busy and help people.

Jaynie Dixon-Clark, Alfie's mum
Alfie Dixon-Clark Credit: NCJ Media

In recognition of his efforts, Alfie has been named by Peterlee Policeas one of their Young and Unsung Heroes that aims to celebrate theextraordinary work being carried out in the community.

It is the latest recognition for The Academy at Shotton Hall pupil whowas named a Peterlee Young Hero in May last year.

With the help of support workers, Alfie launched ‘Alf’s HappyHomework Academy’, also known as AHHA after hearing how a pupil waswriggling in class because they were hungry.

Based at Healthworks in Easington, pupils also grow their ownvegetables to make their own soups and healthy pizzas.

Health worker Jaynie added: “They are gluten free meals and cater foreverybody. The kids make them themselves, make their own pizzas,everybody gets a baking tray.

“Parents are welcome to come to the group, grandparents, carers cancome along as well.”

Speaking of her pride in Alfie, Jaynie said: “It is just so lovely.I'm so proud. He always wants to do the right thing and the school hasbeen so supportive of him and the community."