HALESOWEN Town FC is holding a community charity day on Saturday, April 1.

The club are playing Skelmersdale United and entrance is half price for anyone who donates a football scarf to The Alfie Lund Fund which is attempting to break a world record.

The charity raises money for toddler Alfie Lund who suffers from MECP2 Duplication syndrome and is aiming to collect more football scarves after getting the backing of former England captain Steven Gerrard.

Rob Lloyd, who is helping organise the event, said: "We are looking at getting as many local voluntary groups or local businesses involved as possible for this community day.

"The aim of the day is to raise some money for a great cause as well as promote all the good things that are happening in Halesowen."

He added: "The Alfie Lund Fund is attempting a new world record of collecting football scarves and we want Yeltz fans to help.

"To support this attempt we are collecting football team scarves at The Grove entrance to the game versus Skelmersdale United on this day will be half price if you donate a football scarf."

He added: "I am delighted to say that Alfie and his family will be our special guests on the day.

"This will be Alfie and his family's second visit to The Grove to help raise awareness of MECP2 Duplication, a rare condition that limits the life of children."

Money raised at the community day will go to MECP2 Duplication UK, a newly founded charity which provides support and assistance to children and families affected by the syndrome in the UK.

Alfie is one of only 35 children diagnosed with the disease in the UK and there is very little known about the disorder and the charity supports families of those living with the disorder."

Halesowen Town FC v Skelmersdale Utd is at 3pm on Saturday, April 1 and for more information visit www.thealfielundfund.co.uk.