A Burnley boy has been commended by England and Manchester United star Marcus Rashford for his kind gesture.

Rashford who led a campaign last year to urge the government to extend its provision of free school meals, responded to a tweet put out by Alfie Smith's mum, Lauren Hughes.

In the picture Alfie hands over 200 Easter eggs to Burnley in the Community.

Lauren posted: " Lets see if we can get a retweet. Alfie is a massive fan. Alfie's foodbank fundraising continues to £1115 and he's just donated 200 easter eggs to Easter Egg Appeal.”

Rashford retweeted the image and added: 'Bless him, well done Alfie.' Alfie collected the eggs by raising £900 by clocking up an average of three miles a day around his home in Brunshaw with parents.

Organisations that benefitted from a mixture of cash and food donations from Alfie were: St Matthew's and St Stephen's churches in Burnley, Charter House Resource Centre in Morse Street, Burnley, Burnley Community Kitchen and Todmorden Foodbank.

Inspired by his efforts Unite North West 64 branch donated £200 towards buying 200 Easter eggs for the Burnley Community Kitchen Easter appeal.