THE Priory Players will be raising money for the Freddie Farmer Foundation during their production of Dick Whittington and The Cat in Eltham, south-east London from Wednesday, January 23.

The amateur theatre company will be raising money for the foundation for the second year running at their annual panto at the Progress Hall on Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham (Jan 23-26).

The production follows the fortunes of Dick Whittington and Benjamin his faithful cat as they take on the evil Baron Blunderspell and his two half-wit henchmen, Nickitt & Runn. Can Dick save the day, defeat the evil Baron and win the heart and hand of the beautiful Alice?

Terry Wheeler, who plays the Night Watchman and helps do the publicity for the amateur dramatic company, said: “Freddie’s charity is such a well-deserving cause. When the centre is built locally lots of local children and young people will benefit. The campaign for a specialist physio centre for children like Freddie seems such a good cause.”

“We’ll run a raffle and also a lucky dip for the children to raise funds.”

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor David Grant, will attend Saturday’s performance on 26 January at 7.45pm to draw the raffle.

DICK Whittington and The Cat will be performed at the Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham, on Wednesday, January 23 (6.30pm); January 24 - January 25 (7.45pm) & January 26 (2.30pm and 7.45pm). Tickets £7 (£6 cons) available at the box office on: 07502 450 983.

The Freddie Farmer Foundation was set up in February 2011 to establish a specialised physiotherapy centre in south-east London for children and young people with cerebral palsy and severe mobility problems. The inspiration behind it all is eight-year-old Freddie Farmer who was born at 28 weeks with cerebral palsy, weighing just 2lb 12oz.

FOR more information about the work of the Freddie Farmer Foundation go to or like the Freddie Farmer Foundation on facebook or follow @readyfreddiego on twitter.