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Chafford Hundred six-year-old girl organises ball for charity fund

PUBLISHED: 17:25 25 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:48 25 November 2015

One girl was so touched by the care for children at an Essex hospital that she is raising money for an appeal by holding a birthday ball.

Six-year-old Davina Ewulomi, who is a pupil at Warren Primary School in Gilbert Road, is a huge Disney princesses fan and wants to help poorly children’s wishes come true.

She will be seven next month and would like to raise funds for the appeal by selling tickets to her princes and princesses ball at Orsett Hall on Monday, December 21.

There will be dancing, singing, and prizes awarded for the best dressed prince and princess.

Davina was born at Basildon Hospital and when she heard about the Polly Parrot appeal, which is raising funds for the children’s wards at Basildon Hospital, she wanted to do something to help.

Her parents Maria and Michael are funding the event, with the proceeds from all ticket sales going to the charity.

“My husband and I were only happy and proud to grant her wish,” said Maria.

“We are going to have a ball and a magical time. It’s a special celebration because it’s going to be for a good charity cause.”

On her birthday Davina will be visiting Basildon hospital to present the donation, and will also be reading princess stories to the sick children.

Tickets are available, priced £30. Call the hospital on 01268 524900 (ext 2897).

The Polly Parrot Appeal’s target is £250,000, and will help fund neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and children’s oncology at the hospital.

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