Orpington school donation

Enterprising youngsters from Crofton Junior School on Towncourt Lane, Orpington set up stalls including a ‘teddy bear raffle’ and ‘beat the goalie’ in the school playground on May 18 to raise money for the Freddie Farmer Foundation.

The Charity Day initiative was organised by Year 6 pupils who chose to support the Foundation because ‘they help disabled children who can’t walk’.

The inspiration behind it all was Year 6 pupil Ava Catchesides, who is Freddie Farmer's cousin.

She said: “The charity is very important to the children who go to the Freddie Farmer Physiotherapy Centre.

“We raised £1033.70.

“We hope that the Foundation will benefit from this money, and hope that they can help more children to finally walk,” said Ava.

Karen Smith from the Freddie Farmer Foundation, said: “It’s an amazing achievement.”