Alf is a generous soul and is willing to give some advice – for free – to the Invercargill couple who say their six young kids will go without on Christmas Day.
The couple are Shelly Edwards and Leo Hewett, who say their six children aged 3-10 will get no presents and have a diet of chicken and bread on Christmas Day because the Salvation Army failed to help them in their time of need.
Alf’s heart bleeds.
But he does not intend throwing money at the hard-up couple, whose story is told here at Stuff.
Instead he is giving advice in response to Shelly’s dilemma:
“How can we tell the kids there’s nothing for Christmas?” Shelly asked from their south Invercargill state house yesterday.