Unsung Hero Award for ‘little joker’ Alfie Lamport
Alfie Lamport, aged 7 and a member of 11th Farnham Beavers Group has won a Chief Scouting Unsung Hero Award 2021 for telling daily jokes and making people smile throughout COVID-19 and especially during lockdown.
The Chief Scout’s Unsung Heroes Award is an annual scheme that recognises 20 Scouts aged 6-24 who have shown Scout values, courage, kindness and a ‘never give up spirit’. Scouts received over 300 nominations this year and Alfie Lamport was handpicked by Chief Scout, Bear Grylls to receive an award at The Bear Grylls Adventure, indoor and outdoor activity centre at The NEC Birmingham on 8 October 2021.
Alfie started telling daily jokes back in May 2020 for Mental Health Awareness Week and in doing so raised funds for Mind, however he didn’t stop there. Keen to keep on making people laugh he continued telling jokes every Friday with his #FabFriday jokes throughout the summer. He then, dressed as an elf, told daily #ChristmasCrackers throughout Advent and raised funds for his school, Badshot Lea Village Infant School. He now shares his humour on radio, every Friday on BBC Radio Surrey and in total has raised nearly a thousand pounds for charity just from telling jokes.
Austin Tolkien, 11th Farnham Beavers Group Leader said: “Alfie fully deserves this award and is an inspiration to others. The pandemic hasn’t been easy for any of us but Alfie’s dedication and enthusiasm to keep making people smile is never ending.”
Gemma Ball, Headteacher at Badshot Lea Village Infant School said: “Alfie is quite simply a little star! We are so proud of him and all his efforts to simply try and make people laugh and feel good by just telling one liners!”
Alfie Lamport said: “I was so shocked to win this award and to get to meet Chief Scout, Bear Grylls was amazing. I love telling my jokes and hope I can continue to brighten up everyone’s day by telling lots more.”
To hear Alfie’s jokes, you can search for ‘Alfie Lamport’ on YouTube https://youtu.be/6rvcIaxYdtYor listen to them live every Friday from 6pm on Joe Talbots show on BBC Radio Surrey.