Washington schoolgirl with rare childhood condition supporting the community by doing garden laps in her wheelchair raising money to donate 80 Easter Eggs to residents

A schoolgirl who suffers from a rare childhood condition which caused her hip bones to crumble is on a mission to support elderly residents with the help of a local community group this Easter.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 5:54 pm
Eva Robinson, 7.
Eva Robinson, 7.

Eva Robinson, seven, from Washington was born with a rare childhood condition, Perthes Disease, which has left her in a wheelchair with limited mobility.

Despite the condition, Eva has a strong desire to help others and on Saturday went the extra mile by doing laps of the Willow Brook residential complex garden in her wheelchair, helping raise money to donate 80 Easter eggs to residents.

Eva is part of the local community group, The Little Onions, who have been working throughout the pandemic to keep residents at Willow Brook smiling.

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The Little Onion Club gardening at Willow Brook.

Eva’s Dad, John Robinson said: “Eva makes me so proud. Despite everything she’s been through she’s always thinking of others and coming up with ways to make others smile.”

During the pandemic, The Little Onions have been supporting residents at Willow Brook by writing letters, making banners and taking part in intergenerational gardening.

Eva’s latest mission is part of a Little Onions drive to provide an Easter egg for every resident at Willow Brook and Donwell House Care Home with the help of the group, friends and family.

Caroline Adams, Riverside’s Care Manager at Willow Brook, added: “We have been totally overwhelmed by The Little Onions who have thought of our customers and made a massive difference to us at Willow Brook.”

Members of The Little Onion Club

Throughout the pandemic, Eva has been taking part in a number of challenges to support others, despite the struggles she faces with her condition.

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Eva completing her laps of the Willow Brook garden