Friday Update 20/02/15
Supported Charities 2015
If you have the chance to watch there will be a film about the Freddie Farmer physiotherapy centre on the community channel on freeview 109, sky 539, virgin 233 I hope you will find it of interest.Mon 23rd Feb at 7pm London 360 This is one of our supported charities for 2015 and it should be a good chance to see how you can help make a difference.
Freddie who has cerebral palsy was invited to a reception at 11 Downing Street after he and his supporters raised funds to set up a physiotherapy centre in south-east London.
Freddie Farmer was joined by friends and family for the meeting with Chancellor George Osborne.
His family set up the Freddie Farmer Foundation in 2011 to raise funds for a physiotherapy centre in south-east London for children and young people with cerebral palsy and serious mobility problems.
The charity has purchased a property in Bromley Common which is now undergoing renovation and is due to open later this year.
Freddie's mum Deanne Farmer said: "Freddie is 10 yet he has the ability to captivate a room of over 100 people, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer!
"Freddie had a wonderful chat with the Chancellor and there was an unexpected visit from the Prime Minster David Cameron, who popped in for a chat and a photo with Freddie.
"It was an amazing experience and we will remember and cherish the memory of it for the rest of our lives."
Generally speaking the 34 members of "obese2extraordinary" have been at it for about 7 extraordinary weeks now.
We are entering a really difficult and critical time right now. The Heavies success will be, make or break, over the next 4/8 weeks. Weight loss will slow or stop and we ALL need to try new tactics such as increasing exercising, and continually tweaking what we are eating.
As a team we have shed c370lbs. 370lbs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing efforts. That's over 26 stone. That's pretty well 2 normal sized blokes. Extraordinary. And it represents c 32% of the massive weight loss pledged of 1136 lbs.
So we are well ahead as a team of our target. We are about 7 weeks in to a 36 week programme - so as a team we are about 10% ahead of target. BUT some are further ahead than others.
So - if you know, socialise, are a kid of or live with one of the Heavies - get behind them. We will ALL really need all the help, nagging, and ridiculing that you can muster.
Come on down the Heavies - you are doing stonking good work - BUT you must keep at it and up the anti.
Timbo - The Fat Controller.
Have a Super Weekend