Dec 22, 2014 16:05 By Laura Foad
Evie Clasper had fun and met Father Christmas at the Magical Winter Wonderland themed party in aid of the Children’s Heart Unit Fund
Christmas Party at Crazy Corner raising money for Children’s Heart Unit Fund at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Yvonne Hall (left) of Crazy Corner who organised the event pictured with (3rd left) guest of honour Evie Clasper (4), (2nd left) sister Daisy (6) and Mum Dawn.
A four-year-old girl who underwent a heart transplant in April was a welcome guest of honour at a Christmas fundraiser.
Evie Clasper was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition where the left side of the heart does not develop properly.
Just months after the life-saving heart transplant, brave Barley Fields Primary School pupil Evie, is well on the mend – and making the most of every minute.
She was invited to join other children for some fun during a Magical Winter Wonderland themed party in aid of the Children’s Heart Unit Fund.
It was an emotional day for those close to Evie as they watched the little girl enjoying herself.
Mum Dawn, 43, said: “I think it was wonderful.
“It is the first time that Evie was able to do something like this and I think she was overwhelmed by it all.
“All the children enjoyed themselves and the women who organised it really did a fantastic job.
“It was quite emotional for me as well though as I was thinking about our donor and thinking how this time of year must be hard for the parents.”
Evie wasn’t the only special guest invited to the party held at Crazy Corner, in Ingleby Barwick.
Mum-of-four Dawn said: “She loved seeing Father Christmas and he gave her a present which she has already opened.
“It was a colouring book which is great because Evie loves colouring in.”
Yvonne Hull, 33, from Ingleby Barwick, was the family friend behind organising the party.
The mum-of-three said: “Despite a couple of things going wrong on the day, it went really well and we have raised £452 for the charity.
“It was great to see Evie there as we put a fundraiser on in June in her name but she could not make it.
“She looked like she had a brilliant time.
“She was running around and jumping on the bouncy castle, like any other child would, so I am really pleased with how it went.”