Muddy brilliant fundraiser

A team of six friends and family of a sick little girl took on a muddy army-style assault course last weekend – raising more than £1000 for the Freddie Farmer Foundation charity in Bromley who help children with cerebral palsy and other mobility problems.

Georgia Strudwick, 11, from Purley, who has the neurological disorder Rett syndrome, will be one of the first to benefit from the intensive physiotherapy programmes that the Freddie Farmer Foundation physiotherapy centre provides.

Georgia used to travel all the way to Oxford for physiotherapy so her family were delighted to find a centre a bit closer to home.

Georgia’s friends and family took part in Tough Mudder on Saturday to raise funds for the Freddie Farmer physiotherapy centre, a gruelling 10K race with gruelling trails, rugged, barren farmland and long steady climbs.

They had to crawl through tunnels of mud, climb walls and wade through mud in Winchester, Hampshire.

Charity officer, Karen Smith, said: “We are really grateful to the Strudwick family for supporting the Freddie Farmer Foundation in this way and raising valuable funds which will go towards buying specialist equipment for our new centre.

"We're really looking forward to welcoming Georgia to the Freddie Farmer Foundation physiotherapy centre next month."