Alfie meeting Stanley for the first time, with Graham Benham and Stephen Platt. The parents of an 11-year-old boy whose parrot died have thanked their local community for pulling together and finding him a new bird. See SWNS story SWNNparrot. Zoe Springate and Clinton Whitehouse said their son Alfie, who was diagnosed with ADHD three years ago, was heartbroken after his albino quaker parrot Milly passed away. After losing his feathered friend, Alfie who lives in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey wrote a letter addressed to 'Heaven' which he posted in the Thames Avenue postbox. Postman Billy Freshwater found the note on his collection round and shared it with his colleagues Samantha Marshall and Graham Benham after reading the address. Together, they decided to share the letter on Facebook in an attempt to locate Alfie and get the islanders to come together because they wanted to do something for him. After contacting his mum, Mr Benham set up a fundraising page in the hope of raising enough money to replace the youngster's pet bird. Soon after, Stephen Platt, of funeral directors Palliser Platt and Sons in Sheerness, asked if Alfie would like to have his late mother's parrot, called Stanley. He even bought a new cage for Stanley from the Cuddles and Bubbles pet shop in Sheerness Broadway, which gave him a discount after hearing of the cause.