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Inspirational fundraisers Hughie and Freddie visit Shrewsbury

24 August 2022

Shrewsbury Town were delighted to welcome inspirational best friends Hughie Higginson and Freddie Xavi to Montgomery Waters Meadow last night as they continue to raise money to help children with cancer.

The two friends, who have already raised £230,000 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, have undertaken a challenge to visit every Premier League and EFL ground and run a sponsored 1k.

Back in 2020 aged just 11, Hughie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and began three and a half years of treatment.

That led to his best friend Freddie setting himself a challenge to run 2km every day for 50 days up to Christmas Day.

Every penny of the £230,000 he raised went on hospital equipment and soothing ‘Slushie’ pouches for young patients.

Now Hughie is joining Freddie on their latest fundraising adventure which will benefit oncology departments at hospitals near each ground they visit.

And last night Shrewsbury Town were delighted to welcome them to Montogomery Waters Meadow where they completed their sponsored run at half-time of our Carabao Cup tie with Burnley.


After the game, the friends met manager Steve Cotterill and showed him the Pride of Britain awards they won last year.

The boss also presented them with official match balls from the game so they could play on the pitch after the match.

A link to donate to Hughie and Freddie's outstanding fundraising efforts can be found HERE.


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