One Direction are set to be appearing on Children In Need. However they’ve already been promoting the BBC Children in Need appeal having just visited a severely disabled teenager, Freya, and her friends at the Rainbows Hospice. They performed What Makes You Beautiful for them before meeting and chatting with everyone.
Wheelchair-user Freya suffers from Lennox Gastaut syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy which can inflict her with over 40 seizures a day. She also suffers from Rett syndrome and curvature of the spine. 17-year-old Freya is unable to walk or talk but her mum, Barbara Smyth, explained to the Burton Mail just how brilliant the boys and the day were:
“It was really, really nice. They [One Direction] were lovely and spoke to everyone, adults and children. It was not rushed and they did not want to go.
„Freya has a picture of her and Harry and she is really laughing.”
Not only did Zayn, Niall, Liam, Louis and Harry make Freya’s day, Barbara hopes their visit will also show off the fantastic work Rainbows hospice – which cares for lifelimited and disabled youngsters – does.
She explained: „It’s great because it will raise awareness of Rainbows. Anything that highlights the charity and what it does has got to be good.”
One Direction’s visit will be on The One Show tonight, reeeeally soon so get BBC1 on!