A BOY from Stroud has made it his goal to change outdated perceptions of Down's syndrome after taking part in a stunning photoshoot.

Alfie, aged five, took part in the calendar photoshoot on the behalf of the charity, Wouldn't Change a Thing - they provide a platform for parents of children with the condition to influence mainstream opinion.

Tiffanie Smith from Stroud, a member of the organisation and Alfie's mother, discussed their photoshoot.

"He had a blustery trip up to Minchinhampton Common to get the shots done with a brilliant photographer from Stroud," she explained.

"He rode his bike, trailing red balloons, across the common with us running around trying to get the best pictures.

"After an hour of trying and several burst red balloons we captured the perfect shots."

She went on to describe how proud she is of everything the charity has done to promote positive ideas around DS.

Because of their efforts, Alfie will appear on February's page of the calendar alongside four of his friends.

However, their work is not complete, and Wouldn’t Change a Thing will look to ensure that negative perceptions about Down’s syndrome become a thing of the past.

The calendar has now been completed and can be ordered online at wouldntchangeathing.org/shop