Eltham Sainsbury’s continues supporting Freddie Farmer Foundation

PUBLISHED: 17:01 21 June 2012

Deanne Farmer, Marissa Arnold, Oliver and Freddie Farmer

Deanne Farmer, Marissa Arnold, Oliver and Freddie Farmer


Sainsbury’s in Eltham has declared it will be supporting the Freddie Farmer Foundation for another year.

The charity was set up a year ago by the 10-year-old who was born with cerebral palsy, to set up a specialised physiotherapy centre in south-east London to support children with similar problems and conditions.

The Philipot Path store has held a number of fundraising events since, including a sponsored walk led by Paralympian Danny Crates, a purple-themed fun weekend last August and Freddie week during the October half-term, which included shoppers guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin.

Freddie’s mum Deanne said: “It’s wonderful to have Sainsbury’s support for a second year.

“We really can’t thank them enough, not only because of the money we have been able to raise but for all the effort and enthusiasm from everyone we meet at the store.”

In total Sainsbury’s has raised more than £8,000 for the foundation.

The store’s human resources manager Marissa Arnold said: “Our colleagues and customers have really taken Freddie to their hearts and we’ll be pleased to carry on helping.”

The latest event, the stores Jubilee tea party, raised £336.

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