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    CHOICE DJ Sponsors Disabled Children Foundation

    CHOICE DJ is proud to announce that it is now the main sponsor of the Freddie Farmer Foundation, based at Unit 2 Invicta Works, Elliott Road, Bromley BR2 9NT

    The Freddie Farmer Physiotherapy Centre provides intensive physiotherapy programmes for disabled children aged 3-16. The centre is one of only a handful of independent UK therapy centres offering specialist equipment and therapeutic exercises, supporting disabled children from all over London and the South-east.

    Phil Webster who owns CHOICE DJ said, “Personally for me its great we are involved with this incredibly worthy project as its a charity close to my own heart. We will be supporting the foundation with entertainment at fund raising events.

    Phil added, “CHOICE DJ has some excellent links throughout Kent and a high profile in the wedding entertainment industry after winning ‘DJ of the Year’ at the Kent Wedding Awards. This is something completely different for us, we hope to play some part in raising awareness in our own circles and working with the good people involved to ensure this project goes from strength to strength”.

    About The Charity

    The Freddie Farmer Foundation was formed in 2011 to raise £250,000 in order to set up a specialised physiotherapy centre in the South-East of England for children and young people with cerebral palsy and mobility problems.

    The inspiration behind it all is Freddie Farmer who was born at 28 weeks with cerebral palsy, weighing just 2Ibs 12oz. Freddie’s family had been taking him three times a year to a centre 100 miles away for unique and intensive physiotherapy involving a piece of equipment called the ‘spider’. It helped Freddie make great progress and it soon became clear that a centre nearer home where he could get more regular treatment was essential.

    In 2011 the Freddie Farmer Foundation launched the ‘Ready, Freddie, GO!’ campaign to set up a specialised physiotherapy centre for Freddie and children like him. The driving force behind the campaign was simply getting children like Freddie to walk.

    The campaign, which saw hundreds of people take part in activities such as climb mountains, walk and run marathons, cycle to Paris, jump out of aeroplanes and have a ball at all kinds of fundraising events, raised over £400,000!

    The foundation opened its doors to the first child on 20 April 2015 and currently has the capacity to help up to 100 children per year.

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    Freddie Farmer Foundation Website

    Registered Charity, England & Wales No. 1140588

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