Pop Star Olly Murs helps to spur on Worthing twins

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TWINS Joshua and Nathan Freeman got a surprise when the postman delivered a special letter.

The seven-year-olds, of Sefton Close, Worthing, received a signed photo from pop star Olly Murs, wishing them luck when they star in the Anyone 4 Theatre production of Seussical the Musical at the Pavilion Theatre later this month.

The photo was organised by their mum, Kim, through the charity Brainwave, as Olly is its patron.

Nathan has cerebral palsy, and the family has been going to one of Brainwave’s specialist centres for several years. It was through chatting to one of the charity’s employees that Kim was able to arrange the special surprise.

Kim, 39, said: “They were so excited when it came through. They watched the X-Factor and had voted for Olly, so it is really nice he was able to send the message.

“We did invite him to come along to the play, but he’s pretty busy so, unfortunately, he can’t.”

The boys, who go to West Park First and Middle School, joined Anyone 4 Theatre around six months ago, and Kim said they both love performing.

She said: “It has given them both much more confidence and the children there have been fantastic.

“They have accepted Nathan for what he can do, so if he’s tired they push him around. They have really welcomed him, and Joshua, too.”