Success! Brave Eve's off to America

Thank you for supporting our Believe in Eve Campaign!
Thank you for supporting our Believe in Eve Campaign!

Brave Eve Gascoigne and her amazing family have finally received the news they've been waiting for.

The NHS has today agreed to fund a £150,000 procedure to treat the six-year-old's ultra-rare form of cancer.

It follows tireless campaigning by Eve's family and friends to raise the money in case their funding request was refused.

Eve's elated mum Phillipa Batten told the Free Press: "We are absolutely thrilled that the NHS believe in Eve and they are funding her treatment.

"We are completely overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and all that have contributed to Eve's fund!

"We want to thank everybody from the bottom of our hearts for their kindness and believing in our daughter!"

Brave Eve can now travel to America, where she will receive proton beam therapy, which isn't yet available in the UK.

The thousands of pounds raised by Eve's mum and dad will now be donated to charity.

They will keep £5,000 to support day-to-day living costs while in the states.

The "cheeky" six-year-old was diagnosed with cancer after undergoing an operation to remove a brain tumour before Christmas.

Following the launch of the Believe In Eve Campaign, thousands of pounds have been raised to support Eve and her family.

From sponsored walks to tabletop sales — the kind folk of Bridlington and beyond have rallied around brave Eve.

The Free Press would also like to thank each and every one of our kind-hearted readers who have support our Believe In Eve campaign since day one.