Local Radio Station Eagle radio raises £100,000 in one day for two year old Freddie Hunt from Yateley who needs international medical care for a brain tumour 📻💷
Surrey and Hampshire’s Eagle Radio dedicated 4th November 2016 to Freddie Hunt, a 2-year-old from Yateley who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
The station set about doing a twelve hour broadcast special ‘Freddie’s Friday.” Freddie’s parents hoped to take their son to the United States for lifesaving proton treatment – but needed to raise £100,000 to make it happen.
Managing Director Paul Marcus said: “The reason we are doing this is to raise awareness of the campaign and encourage people to support the family’s campaign efforts.”
“During the day there will be a series of special interviews, features, and an online auction so our listeners can get involved. “We are also encouraging businesses and schools to support the appeal as the community comes together to offer Freddie the opportunity to have lifesaving treatment.”
Freddie’s parents, Abby and David, broadcast their plight during a live interview on the Peter Gordon Breakfast Show. Abby said every day Freddie is deteriorating: “He his having up to 60 seizures a day where the tumour is so large it is leaning on that side of his brain. He had one this week where his legs had given way and he clearly couldn’t see, so it is stepping up quite quickly. His quality of life is quite poor. We do not want to watch and wait.”
The family said that having the community come together to support their appeal is like having a “big warm blanket around us. It has made us feel stronger. It has given us something else to focus on instead of the negative.”
Freddie's mum Abby told Eagle Radio after the target had been hit that she's overwhelmed by the support: "It's gone absolutely crazy - it's so lovely to see, people are coming and donating money, every place and in every corner you go to in Yateley something is happening for him at the moment. I just can't explain it, I really can't, it is amazing.”
“Thank you doesn't seem enough for everybody's who's helped in whatever they've done, where they've given, where they've helped out with cake sales and things...there doesn't seem a word strong enough to be able to thank everybody."
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