Thursday 21st June 2012
An amateur dramatic group raised more than £350 to support a schoolboy's dream to build a specialised physiotherapy centre in south-east London.
The Priory Players collected £358 for the Freddie Farmer Foundation during the three-day run of Alan Ayckbourn's Round And Round The Garden.
Funds were raised through a raffle, and the grand draw was drawn on June 16, the final day of performances at Progress Hall, in Eltham.
Terry Wheeler, from the amateur dramatic company, said: "The fundraising was for a very worthy and deserving cause. Once it succeeds, the benefits will not only help little Freddie Farmer but others like him throughout the South East."
The Freddie Farmer Foundation was formed one year ago to raise funds to set up the centre which will help young people with cerebral palsy and serious mobility problems.
The charity is named in honour of Freddie, who was born at 28 weeks with cerebral palsy, weighing just 2lb 12oz. He currently has to travel to Oxford for the treatment he requires.