16th Jan, 2019

PICTURES - Happiness spread in memory of Warwick youngster Evelyn Smith

Laura Kearns 3rd Dec, 2018 Updated: 3rd Dec, 2018

A LITTLE happiness has been spread in memory of a Warwick youngster.

‘Be Happy Day’ was held on Saturday December 1 on what would have been Evelyn Smith’s birthday.

Evelyn died at at seven-years-old from Bacterial Traceitis – an infection of the windpipe.

Now every year charity Evelyn’s Gift, which was set up in her name, encourages people to carry out acts of kindness in her name.

And this year there was donations of items to rough sleepers, donations of food to those leaving foster care and a Christmas fair for those supported by the Friendship Project – a charity which matches children in need with volunteers.

Warwick Mayor Richard Eddy held a festive fair where youngsters could receive gifts and meet Father Christmas. It raised some £560 for Evelyn’s Gift which is one of the mayor’s charities.

Evelyn’s mum Helen remembered her daughter by lighting memorial candles at St Mary’s Church before heading to some of the events.

She said: “Without the support of our local community, we would not be able to carry out our work. Our daughter’s life has inspired many people to help us to bring some kindness to those in need.”

Visit evelynsgift.co.uk to find out more about the charity.

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