Bromley FC Defender Ben Chorley with Dan Catchesides  and Freddie Farmer in the LokoHelp 14 Apr 2016

Bromley FC Defender Ben Chorley with Dan Catchesides and Freddie Farmer in the LokoHelp 14 Apr 2016

Bromley Football Club paid the Freddie Farmer physiotherapy centre on Elliott Road, Bromley a visit this week to present a cheque for £2,000.

The donation came from Bromley FC’s share of the FA Cup Pool prize money, after getting through to the First Round of last season’s FA Cup.

Bromley FC, whose home matches are played at Hayes Lane, had heard about the Freddie Farmer Foundation charity and wanted to help.

Defender Ben Chorley, 1st team coach Mark Hammond and General Manager Jeff Hutton, presented the cheque to charity trustee Dan Catchesides.

“The Bromley FC donation brings us one step closer to reaching our annual £150k fundraising target,” explained Dan.

“We’re a not-for-profit charity and so all the money we raise goes one hundred per cent back to running the centre, there are no paid chief executives or fundraisers, everyone involved is a volunteer.”

freedieNot only does the charity have to raise £150,000 a year to cover their costs, they’re also embarking on a drive to raise money for a “game-changing” piece of equipment called a ‘LokoHelp’ electromechanical gait trainer to enable disabled children to walk. The centre has one on a 12-month repayment plan but needs to raise £55,000 by the end of the year to keep it.

The Freddie Farmer physio 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.

For further information about the Freddie Farmer Foundation please contact charity officer Karen Smith on 020 8313 3707, email karen@freddiefarmerfoundation.org.uk or visit the website www.freddiefarmerfoundation.org.uk.