Golfers do a hole lot of good for youngster Eve

Maureen Baggaley and colleagues at Percy Wood Golf Club present �2207.23 to Ian Anderson on behalf of his daughter Eve.
Maureen Baggaley and colleagues at Percy Wood Golf Club present �2207.23 to Ian Anderson on behalf of his daughter Eve.

A village golf club has raised more than £2,000 to help a 12-year-old girl who has locked-in syndrome.

Percy Wood teed up the cash in aid of the All For Eve fund, which was set up to support Eve Anderson.

The Morpeth girl is thought to be the youngest person in the world with locked-in syndrome.

Eve, who turned 12 on Sunday, suffered a massive brain haemorrhage and tumour in 2011.

While she battled against the odds to survive and is fully aware of everything going on around her, she cannot move or talk and requires round-the-clock care.

The fund aims to buy specialist equipment and products that will help to improve Eve’s quality of life.

The youngster has recently come out of hospital after undergoing major spinal surgery.

The fund was chosen by former Lady’s captain Maureen Baggaley, as part of her recent stint as skipper.

Maureen is Eve’s great aunt and she is delighted with the £2,207 that has been raised.

Maureen said: “I can’t believe we have collected this much. Everybody has been very good and I am ecstatic with the total.

“I chose the All For Eve fund as my Lady captain’s charity and the money was raised through events such as an Easter raffle, cake stall and a handbag sale.”

Eve’s father Ian said: “Maureen absolutely adores Eve and on behalf of Eve, the family would like to say a big thank-you to Maureen and everyone who has helped raise this money. We are eternally grateful.”