Clitheroe man and BBC Three documentary star Alfie Cookson doing his bit to help the elderly
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Entrepreneur Alfie Cookson, who found fame after setting up his own business doing odd jobs on his tandem pushbike, is offering his services for free to people in Clitheroe aged 80 and over.
The 23-year-old, of Alfie Odd Job, wants to help older people facing loneliness and money worries.
“I feel in this climate it’s been quite rough for everyone but especially for elderly people.
“I’ll do painting, cut the grass, clean gutters and windows, mow the lawn: anything they need. I’ll do it until its run its course."
Alfie, who has already been painting for free for one lady, added that, “It makes them happy. They think it’s a nice gesture. They love having someone come over to talk to. It gives them a bit of company as they don’t get out as much.
“I know I can’t help everyone so why not do it for the elderly because I know they struggle and will appreciate it. I have been doing work for old people for years. I love working for them and they put a cracking buffet on for me.
"I’m doing it to give something back to the people who built our foundations. I respect them because times were tough back then, whereas it’s easier to do things now.
"I get on more with older people than with my own age. I love antiques, history and the stories they tell me. They talk about something for an hour and I learn something about Clitheroe that I didn’t know.”