Christmas lights switch-on at Downing Street

Freddie Farmer from the Freddie Farmer Foundation in Bromley was one of 20 young recipients of the Points of Light award to go to Downing Street with Prime Minister David Cameron for the Christmas lights switch-on ceremony last week.

The award is given to "outstanding individual volunteers" who inspire others and make a difference in their community.

The 11 year old raised over £400,000 to create the Freddie Farmer Foundation Physiotherapy Centre, which uses ground-breaking equipment known as “the spider” to support children to walk. He raised the money through a campaign called ‘Ready Freddie Go!’ which started in 2011 with a small group of family and friends in the Eltham area.

Deanne Farmer, Freddie's mum, said: "We’re all so proud of our Freddie.”