In memory of Freddie Appleyard.
A website to help disabled children and their families.

What we do

We set up Freddie's Friends in 2008 in memory of our lovely son. In the years since, with the help of our wonderful fundraisers, donors and sponsors, Freddie's have been able to provide specialist equipment, support and respite for disabled children and their families.

  • In June 2018 we funded our 250th child. We are very proud and wish to thank all our supporters for helping us achieve this wonderful milestone.

  • Skylar

    Skylar has severe development delay and sensory issues, we have funded some specialist clothing and a dark den and sensory toys to help create a safe place to calm her after a sensory overload x

  • Herbie

    Herbie is a beautiful boy who has diplegia cerebral palsy, we have funded a Dorsi Ramp and various physio equipment to help Herbie's daily physio to improve his mobility and muscle tone x

  • Lana

    Lana has interaction, communication and sensory difficulties, we have funded some specialist sensory play equipment and a steel buckle safety harness as Lana has little understanding of danger.

  • Jessi, Emmerson, Zara & Shayan

    Jessi, Emmerson, Zara & Shayan have all been funded for the Barnardo's Sensory Integration Therapy Assessment, a programme tailored to meet child's individual needs and give their parents understanding and the knowledge to respond to all the child's sensory issues.

  • Primrose

    Primrose has Trisomy Mosaic and is visually impaired. Freddie's funded various sound and music sensory toys to encourage her awareness and responses, as well as a specialist Emily doll to provide visual and tactile stimulation.

  • Callan

    2018: Sensory lights for Callan

    Callan has chronic lung disease and is unable to move about much because of the increased need for oxygen. As Callan thrives whilst at his weekly sensory group Freddie's funded various sensory items for his home.

  • James and Freya

    James and Freya, who are both autistic, have development delays and sensory issues. Freddie's awarded funding for sensory integration therapy delivered by Barnardos' x

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln suffers from Tuberous Sclerosis and Refractory Epilepsy. Freddie's awarded funding for a pulse guard monitor, this wireless heart monitor triggers an alarm during seizures.

  • Lilly

    Lilly who has Koolen de Vries syndrome a rare genetic condition, characterised by global delays, speech and language difficulties, and little awareness of danger. Lilly's family have purchased a well being puppy to help support Lilly. Freddies's have funded a Platinum Puppy training program with ‘A Dog 4 Life’.