A FOUR-year-old boy with a big smile is looking forward to watching his favourite film at a special church screening in support of his disorder.

Alfie Sales, of Ringway Avenue, Leigh, will join an audience at St Mary the Virgin Leigh Parish Church to watch Toy Story at 6pm at Saturday, July 28.

Funds raised from the event will go to the Action4Alfie campaign to support Alfie, who was diagnosed with the disorder Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in February.

The screening, which has been organised by Leigh Film Society, will include a reading by one of its patrons, actor Matthew McNulty.

Since the campaign was launched, soap stars and rugby league players have got behind it by making an "A" sign on social media to help spread the word and support Alfie.

His dad Kieron, 42, said: "We wanted to do an event to bring the community together and make it family-orientated.

"It was a difficult time when Alfie was given his diagnosis so it will be nice to have something positive to look forward to.

"He is really looking forward to watching Toy Story and there should be a lot of his friends and family on the day.

"As well as helping to make Alfie's life as comfortable as possible, hopefully we can raise awareness about DMD. 

"As a family, we take heart from him because he has a big smile on his face every day.

"He is quite a strong little boy."

Superhero fan Alfie, who goes to Ducklings Day Nursery on Warrington Road, lives with Kieron, his mum Louise and his five-year-old sister Mila-Rose.

Kieron added: "We have been overwhelmed by the generosity everyone has shown to us including Leigh Film Society who have been great in getting on board with the event."

Tickets for the Toy Story screening are priced at £3 for adults and £1.50 for children.

Family tickets (two adults and three children) are also available for £8.

To buy one go to leighfilmsociety.com.

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help to improve Alfie's quality of life. To donate to it visit bit.ly/2JgrfWt.

For more information about upcoming events visit Action4Alfie on Facebook or Twitter.