Freddie Farmer Foundation
Founded in 2011, the Freddie Farmer Foundation was formed to raise £250,000 to set up a specialised physiotherapy centre in south-east England for children and young people with cerebral palsy and mobility problems. The inspiration behind it all is seven-year old Freddie Farmer who was born at 28 weeks with cerebral palsy, weighing just 2lbs 12oz.
Cerebral Palsy is a condition that affects movement, posture and co-ordination and is caused by an injury to the brain, usually before or very soon after birth. Fifteen hundred babies are affected each year, roughly one in 400 children in the UK. In March 2011, Freddies family and friends launched a campaign to set up a specialised physiotherapy centre for Freddie and children like him. The driving force behind the campaign is simply getting children like Freddie to walk.
(Registered Charity Number: 1140588)