What's It All About Alfie

About Alfie

Thank you for visiting my “Thanks To Alfie” website. However some reading this may wonder, why Alfie? What is the significance of the name Alfie in relation to our heroic frontliners?

What’s It All About Alfie?

What's It All About Alfie
What’s It All About Alfie

As ‘our’ Cilla used to sing way back in 1966, “What’s It All About Alfie.”

Cilla in case you didn’t know was Cilla Black. The song was sung in the popular movie called Alfie. I think it’s fair to say that the song is very symbolic and powerful. The meaning of the song is said to be about the meaning of life. And one of the lines in the song says:

“Are we meant to take more than we give or are we meant to be kind?”

I think we all know without a shadow of a doubt that our frontliners are kind to say the very least. So much more than just kind.

The name Alfie seems so very appropriate if we consider that the path taken is the path of kindness. But looking at the choice of name Alfie a bit more closely I can reveal that in actual fact the name was chosen as a tribute to our local frontliners.

Alfie is an acronym. An acronym of thanks. An acronym of support. And an acronym of total respect and solidarity. Alfie means in full………..

All Local Frontliners Incredible Efforts

What’s With The Website’s Main Colours?

You will have noticed that the message of thanks above, the letters start alternatively with either pink or purple. Why those colours? Quite simply it is because, on the one hand, the colour pink denotes the colour of universal love and tenderness.

While the colour purple symbolises courage, devotion and pride amongst other things.

One of the highest military awards in the USA is the Purple Heart.

In making pink and purple the primary colours for this Thanks To Alfie website and beyond, we are recognising the universal love, tenderness, courage, devotion and pride our frontliners give to us each and every day.

Alfie, What’s In A Name?

I think now you may be starting to get the thinking behind the reasons for the website name and it’s choice of primary colours. But is the name suitable for both sexes? After all, our frontliners are both male and female. Well it’s just as well then that Alfie is a unisex name.

According to TheNameMeaning.com…….

“The first thing you should know if you are considering Alfie for your baby’s name is that in most countries all over the world the name Alfie is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.”

So there we go, we are correctly recognising the incredible efforts of both genders.

Thanks To Alfie

Some quite important messages identified above. But let’s not forget that the most important message is that we show our thanks to our frontliners as much as we can.

The object of this website and everything associated with it is that our thanks continue beyond when we surface from lockdown. So many frontliners are struggling now and will continue to do so way after we return to some sort of normality.

Let’s remember that this website is still in it’s earliest days. There is still a long way to go for this website to be fully developed. In fact it’s a possibility that it won’t ever be fully developed. It may continue to grow and grow ad infinitum. Who knows. It’s still early days.

But the main aim of this website as you will now well know is to pay tribute to our frontliners. But more specifically……

Thanks To All Local Frontliners Incredible Efforts

A few weeks ago I became aware of some financial difficulties that a local Hospice – a local frontliner – were experiencing. I wrote about it on my sister website, Chester Lifestyle. You can read what I wrote HERE.

As the virus got more of a grip and more and more people were looking to help, in particular, the NHS (take a bow Sir Tom Moore!!!), it became evident that there was a growing feeling of us all being in this together.

And it would seem that we need to recognise that we will need to stick together for some considerable time. And, we should have a good look around our localities and consider those other local frontliners – as well as the NHS – who have gone way beyond the call of duty.

I’ve already mentioned the local Hospice above. There are plenty more.

With all this in mind it is the intention of this website that it is to be used as a platform for national and local events and ideas to show our support and thanks to our local frontliners.

Here’s an article I wrote on the aforementioned sister website Chester Lifestyle introducing the idea of Thanks To Alfie. As it says in the article, ideas and suggestions are only restricted by our own imaginations.

And of course ideas and suggestions will obviously go beyond just our on backyard. Hence the “L” in Alfie. In time it is envisaged that the website builds to include events and ideas from regions all over the UK.

So, ideally if someone in, say, Liverpool or Manchester, or anywhere else for that matter has any fundraising ideas, or if they wish to announce a fundraising event on a central website platform like “Thanks To Alfie” then arrangements would be made for different people from different regions to have subscriber access to the website. After all they will know exactly what the ideas or the events are.

Anyway, that may be a long way off, or indeed, it may not even become a requirement beyond Chester. If that is the case then that’s fine. But if it does then at least we have the foundation and the platform in place to enable this to happen.

As I say though this will take time. I know how I would like this website to develop. And to get to that stage I have a plan bubbling away. As far as an initial introduction goes, I think this pretty well covers it.

Thanks to all frontliners – we salute you all!!!

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