Sean Blackman from Bexleyheath, Paul Keogh from Bromley and Micky Boyd from Orpington will cross every bridge along the way, 19 in total, in The Three Amigos charity walk on February 7.
“We’re doing it because we’re totally blown away with what this charity is doing to support disabled children with cerebral palsy and serious mobility problems,” said 49-year-old Sean who is aiming to raise enough funds to purchase a specialised piece of equipment called a TheraSuit to help disabled children gain the strength and endurance needed for movement.
The Freddie Farmer Foundation charity was set up in 2011 by south Londoner Dan Catchesides whose grandson Freddie Farmer has cerebral palsy. He decided to act after realising his Freddie, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, did not have enough support close to him.
The Freddie Farmer Foundation Physiotherapy Centre, opening next year, will provide intensive physiotherapy programmes for disabled children. The centre is one of a handful of independent UK therapy centres offering specialist equipment and therapeutic exercises, supporting disabled children from all over London and the South-east.
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