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PremierLeague-News.Com - Alfie Humphreys’ mum described Widnes lad as her ‘best friend’

Cheshire news Cheshire mum's heartbreak as son, 11, dies in his sleep PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Alfie Humphreys’ mum described Widnes lad as her ‘best friend’

Cheshire news  Cheshire mum's heartbreak as son, 11, dies in his sleep PremierLeague-News.Com
21 February 2021 - 16:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Tributes have been paid to an 11-year-old boy from Cheshire who suddenly died in his sleep before being found by his mum. Alfie Humphreys, from Widnes, died on Friday and was found by his mother Nicola Whitfield, who tried desperately to wake him up, the Liverpool Echo reports. It is not clear at this stage what caused the youngster's death. A flood of tributes have since been paid to the "football mad" Ormiston Chadwick Academy schoolboy, who played for Widnes FC. Nicola said: "He was such a lovely boy and he had a heart of gold, and I know everyone says that about their children, but he would have done anything for anyone, especially me. "He'd have done anything for me, absolutely anything. He was my best friend." Nicola, 35, said Alfie had started high school in September and was loving school, despite not being able to be physically there as much this year in lockdown. She said he was "coming out of his shell" as he settled in, making new friends at the new school, and couldn't wait to go back. The Everton -mad schoolboy was devoted to his family and dearly loved his mum and dad, Wayne Humpreys, 43, as well as stepdad Harry Pierce, and was a brilliant older brother to Dylan, Charlie, Riley and Jamie. Nicola said: "He absolutely doted on them [his siblings], he couldn't do enough for them. He used to always come down and play-fight with them." Stepmum Lisa Barton said Alfie was a well-loved figure in the community and used to love playing football outside with his siblings. Try the CheshireLive newsletter now The CheshireLive newsletter is the easiest way to get straight to the best stories of the day. You can try the CheshireLive newsletter here, by clicking this link. If you like what you see, you can sign up in seconds and it will be delivered straight to your email inbox every day. To sign up, visit this link. There are no forms to fill in, no questionnaires, just pop in your email address and you'll be all set to receive the CheshireLive newsletter from today. Know someone else who might be interested in signing up? Why not share this link with them, and they too can make sure they never miss out on the best of Cheshire news. Lisa, 34, said: "He was always out playing on his bike or his scooter, or playing football with his friends. He was very well-liked and very kind-hearted. He was never any trouble, ever. "If he could help you in any way he really would, especially his family.

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. "If his mum sent him to the shop it was never too much." Lisa and Nicola said Alfie was a passionate football fan and it is hoped Everton-themed tributes can be paid to him at his funeral. Lisa said: "He's played football since school, but even in pictures of him as a toddler he had a football. He loved playing football and he was a massive Everton FC fan. His grandads are both massive fans. "His mum lives in a cul-de-sac and when we give him his final send-off we'd love an Everton flag on every house." Nicola added: "He loved Everton and couldn't wait to go [and see them]. I've asked all my neighbours to put flags out for him, he absolutely adored the club." It's also hoped special football strips with Alfie's name on the back can be worn by his younger brothers. Since Alfie's death, Linzi Davies organised a gofundme page on behalf of Widnes FC for Alfie and the family. The page has so far raised more than £17,000 as kind donations from well-wishers and other grass-roots clubs flood in. Nicola said: "I cant believe the support I've had, it's just been amazing. I'm so overwhelmed." Lisa added: "I can't thank Linzi enough, it's amazing." Writing on the page, Linzi said: "The whole of the close-knit Widnes FC family is shocked and saddened the news. Alfie was an integral part of the U12 Wyverns team and above all else a friend. His loss has sent shockwaves through us all. "With the family’s blessing we are asking for any donations to help cover funeral costs or anything that can help support the family going forward. In true Widnes FC spirit, we know we will all come together as one, like we have always done, to show our love and support for an amazing young footballer and his family. "Our thoughts and love go out to everyone close to Alfie at this incredibly sad time." The page can be viewed here. Top Stories from the CheshireLive newsletter Cheshire areas recording more new covid cases than UK average Heroic defiance of mum-of-three fighting devastating cancer 10 Cheshire homes to buy and transform Dogs around cows, and the advice that might save yours and your pets' lives Sorry state of Crewe's Flag Lane baths prompts community plea

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