We’ve had a very special visitor on site recently, all socially distanced of course.
Our team got to hear about an exceptional little boy from Nantwich who absolutely loves lorries and trucks.
Nine-year-old Alfie Simcox has loved everything haulage related since he was little and when we found out about his charity work, we wanted to give him a unique treat.
Alfie has been raising money for the Young Minds Charity by selling ‘Alfie’s Trucking Photos,’ calendars.
A talented photographer too, the calendars were his idea and feature photos he’s taken himself of trucks up and down the country.
To say: ‘thank you,’ for all of his hard work Alfie and his family were given a behind the scenes tour of James Lynch and Sons Transport. He got to see our new trucks and sit in them, talk to our staff and drivers as well as asking lots of questions. As the cabs are big enough to socially distance, he was even taken for a ride with Mark, the Fleet Engineer. Alfie said: ‘it was the best!’
We also purchased some of his calendars which are now proudly on display ready for 2021 and were so impressed with Alfie and his work that we also donated £500 to the Young Minds Charity.
As a result we received a, ‘thank you,’ from the charity itself. They said:
“Through turning real-life experiences into positive change for children and young people’s mental health, Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported through life, whatever the challenges, and your donation will provide support for young people and their families across the UK.
At a time when more children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health, we are here to ensure that they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. We support parents to help their children through difficult times, we equip professionals to provide the best possible support to the young people that they work with, and we empower young people to change their world. We couldn’t do any of this without the help of individuals and companies such as yourselves – on behalf of everyone at Young Minds and the children, young people and families we work with, Thank You.”
In return we wanted to say a huge thank you to Alfie for highlighting this charity’s fantastic work and bringing it to our attention, as well as coming on site to visit us. It was an absolute pleasure to have him with us and we’re certain when he’s old enough he’ll be behind the wheel of a truck, just as soon as he can be! Good luck Alfie and keep up the good work. Come back to see us soon.