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INSPIRING EFFORT: Young Bushey six-year-old goes above and beyond to help worthy cause

 Published on: 11th November 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A six-year-old girl from Bushey has managed to raise more than £700 for her mother’s friends who have recently faced a difficult challenge with their new-born baby son.

Evelina, who goes to school at Highwood Primary School in Bushey, was desperate to help out after friends of the family learned that more than £1.2million would be needed for treatment after little Edward was diagnosed with Type 1 SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), which is a genetic condition that makes muscles weaker and causes problem with movement, last month.

She decided that she was going to help by trying to get sponsorship for doing a 5km walk, and after setting a target of £200, the family were shocked to receive more than £700 in just five days from family, friends, and members of the community.

Speaking to BusheyNews, Evelina’s mother, Daryl said: “I think my daughter realised that this could have happened to anybody, so she was really keen to do something to help them. She’s such a king and caring young girl and she’s delighted with what she’s managed to raise.

“It feels fantastic to have received the support that we’ve got. We have a WhatsApp group on our street and our neighbours all pitched in for the cause. It’s been overwhelming really!”

Edward’s mother, Megan Willis, has set up a JustGiving page which has received more than £30,000 in donations already.

To donate, and to learn more on the treatment Edward needs, head to the fundraising page

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