If you haven’t been keeping up with the Unbeatable Eva campaign, there is a lot happening at the moment! It was Eva’s 10th birthday bash at the Golden Lion in Rossett on Tuesday, 21st July and Sarah Atherton managed to mention the appeal to Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQ) in the Commons Chamber on Wednesday, 17th July!
Eva’s parents, Paul and Carran, had sent an open invitation out on Facebook for people to attend. Eva had no idea it was happening and was amazed to see so many people there.
The party was held in the Golden Lion’s beer garden so there was plenty of room for games organised plus a few sur prises that made the whole event extra special. Jules from Cwtch Ceramics in Rossett did a fantastic job serving a variety of free ice cream for everyone to enjoy and Marford & Gresford Gourmet Burgers were on hand selling delicious burgers and hotdogs very kindly donated by Dickens Butchers raising even more money for the #unbeatableeva campaign.
In other Eva-related news, many of you will have seen by now the Sky news clip of Sarah Atherton mentioning the Unbeatable Eva campaign to Boris Johnson.
The conversation went as follows:
SA: “Thank you, Mr Speaker. My constituent, Eva Slapa, is a beautiful and brave nine-year- old girl with an inoperable brain tumour. Now Wrexham has rallied round Unbeatable Eva, but with the only suitable treatments being offered abroad, the family are struggling to make the travel arrangements. Would the Prime Minister offer reassurance that he will work with the family to look at ways Eva can access treatment? Thank you.”
BJ: “I thank my honourable friend for her question and our thoughts are very much with Eva, her family and we will, of course, look at everything we can do to support her and her travel arrangements.”
Paul and Carran also talked about the events in Parliament on BBC Radio Wales the evening after PMQ. Hopefully, this interview will help to restart the campaign and raise even more awareness for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).
If all that wasn’t enough, ex-England football captain Alan Shearer has sent a message of goodwill to Eva on Facebook as well!:
“I just wanted to give a big shout- out to everyone’s fundraising efforts in these very difficult times to support Eva so keep going and best wishes to you all”.
There is still time to play your part and make a contribution, go to uk.gofundme.com/f/unbeatable-eva
Photos courtesy of Grace Wood Photography