Public urged to help reach fundraising target for brave school girl who suffered stroke - The Evesham Observer

Public urged to help reach fundraising target for brave school girl who suffered stroke

Evesham Editorial 28th Jul, 2017 Updated: 28th Jul, 2017   0

A KIND-hearted Evesham man who launched a fund-raising drive for a nine-year-old Badsey girl who suffered a stroke is urging the community to help him reach the £5,000 target.

In just four weeks nearly £4,000 has been raised for Evie Wu, a pupil at Badsey First School, who has been left partially paralysed after suffering from a stroke last month.

The brave youngster is currently undergoing physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.

Following the ‘harrowing’ ordeal for Evie and her family, Neil Double, a friend of the family, launched a Just Giving fundraising page and within hours donations began pouring in.

A number of events have also been held to help raise money for Evie. Pupils at Badsey First School took part in a dance-a-thon and a bingo night was held at the village hall.

Neil is now calling on the community to make one last push to reach the £5,000 target to help with Evie’s recovery and her long term needs.

“Local people’s support to Evie’s fund raising has been truly unbelievable,” he said.

“It would be great if we could broaden our horizons and increase the funds target via some donation from businesses around the Vale and further afield.

“I’m currently trying to raise awareness of Evie’s Just Giving page via Twitter and have had successful high profile retweets from top professional golfer Lee Westwood and also ex England player Trevor Sinclair.”

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