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.

  • Andrei

    Andrei is a gorgeous 3 year old boy with many problems including, Cerebral Palsy, development delays and his registered blind. He was awarded a specialist Snappi pushchair and we at Freddies were delighted to fund the much needed sun canopy and rain cover accessories.

  • Shafi

    Shafi is a lovely little boy with Global Development Delays and severe speech and language difficulties. We have part funded a Barnardo's sensory processing assessment to help his family and nursery school understand his needs and improve his development. xx

  • Charlie

    Charlie is a lovely boy with many illnesses including Hemihypertrophy and progressive infantile scoliosis. We have funded Sensory Integration Therapy through Connect Services, the assessment will aim to explore what support Charlie will need to aid his development. xx

  • Jake

    Jake is a gorgeous boy with physical development delay, learning difficulties and hyper mobility. Jake's mum is trying to put a sensory room together for him and we have funded various sensory items. Enjoy Jake xx

  • Reggie

    Reggie is a 4 year old boy with Brittle Bone Disease. We have funded a specialist bed guard to keep Reggie safe in his bed. As Reggie is limited in his physical activities we also funded a Special needs tablet to keep him entertained. xx

  • Rose

    Rose has development delays and complex sensory needs. We have funded a Sensory Assessment through Connect Services with the aim to explore her sensory processing needs. xx

  • Noah

    Noah is a lovely four year old boy with Cerebral Palsy and Periventricular Leukomalacia. We have funded a sunshade and rain cover for his Maclaren specialist buggy, also a dark den and moonlight cushion for a safe place for Noah when he becomes distressed. xx

  • Califer

    Calcifer is a young boy who has a brain injury, visual impairment, global development delay and learning disability. Calcifer loves throwing himself around and his mum wanted to set up a small soft play area in the front room. With your continue support we funded various soft play/padded equipment to keep him safe, enjoy Calcifer x

  • Tino

    Tino has Down Syndrome and Hirschsprungs Disease. We have made a financial contribution towards a Barnardos Sensory Integration Therapy to help Tino with his language, motor and sensory development x

  • Lexi

    Lexi suffers from ASD. We have made a financial contribution towards a Barnardos Sensory Integration Therapy to help Lexi with her language, motor and sensory development x

  • Alfie

    Alfie has just had his specialist Snappi 1 buggy delivered from the local social services, unfortunately this doesn't come with any accessories. We have funded a raincover and canopy to keep Alfie warm and dry x

  • Jaxon

    Jaxon is a young boy who suffers greatly from Nemaline Rod Myopathy and requires a very high level of medical care both in hospital and the family home. We have funded various portable sensory items to aid his development needs which can be used at home and be taken into the hospital xxx