Boy, eight, raises £1000 for Letchworth GC charity

Freddie on his bike after finishing his 14-mile ride for charity

Freddie on his bike after finishing his 14-mile ride for charity - Credit: Archant

An eight-year-old boy has raised £1,000 for a charity which supports his grandmother, who has multiple sclerosis.

Freddie Hopkinson cycled 14 miles along Bournemouth beachfront with his father Oscar to raise the money for the Hertfordshire MS Therapy Centre in Letchworth GC.

Freddie’s grandmother, Nora McKee from Aston, is a regular user of the centre, which provides physiotherapy, oxygen treatment and a range of complementary therapies for people with MS.

Freddie, who lives in Hampshire, said: “Thank you so much to all the kind people who sponsored me. I am happy to be able to help my Nana and other people with multiple sclerosis.”

Mrs McKee said: “For someone so young to think of others in this way is fantastic. I am very proud of him.”

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Freddie and his family visited the therapy centre to find out how the money raised will help people with multiple sclerosis.

The centre manager, Mark Boscher, said: “Our centre will be able to help even more people like Nora because of Freddie’s hard work and kindness. Well done Freddie, and thank you.”

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For more information about the centre, visit or call 01462 684214.

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