£6,000 funding boost

The Freddie Farmer Foundation is £6,000 better off thanks to a grant from the Freemasons of West Kent.

Keith Catchpole from Chislehurst nominated the charity to Philip May, Past Provincial Grand Charity Steward at the Provincial Charity Committee, who met on November 18 to vote to support their favourite local cause.

The grant will be used to purchase a LiteGait Mobile Hoist system, a mobile partial weight bearing hoist that provides postural support and balance which can be used over ground or over a treadmill.

Charity officer, Karen Smith, said: “We are so grateful to the Provincial Charity Committee for approving a grant of £6,000 towards the cost of a hoist, this will be an invaluable piece of equipment for the children who come for therapy at our Centre.

“It’s amazing news and we’re over the moon.”

The hoist will complement the already vast array of specialised equipment now in situ at the new Bromley centre which includes universal exercise units, power towers, therasuits, gait trainers, benches, bars, wobble boards, treadmills, riding horses and trikes.