Yesterday on BBC Radio Wales, Eve, Deb and Robert (Dewi’s parents) were interviewed by Eleri Sion about Dewi’s Dreams. In the interview Eve, Deb and Rob talk about their chance meeting, fundraising and ‘Eve & Kai’s 24 Hour Nightmare!’ Listen below:
On Saturday 11th July, Eve and Kai will be completing a series of challenges in Snowdonia, including hiking up and down Mount Snowdon, zip-wiring across the mountain range, and doing activities at Tree Top Adventure! They are both doing this as a sponsored challenge to raise money for Dewi’s Dreams.
11thJuly.@DewisDreams …Eve&Kai's nightmare! All in 24hrs SNOWDON,then on 2 @ZipworldUK for hours of PURE HELL. Please sponsor us! COME ON
Dewi is a young three year-old boy who was diagnosed with diplegia spasticity cerebral palsy – this makes it very hard for Dewi to walk, and makes him tired easily. There is an operation that will help Dewi, called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), but unfortunately, the NHS in Wales are only funding 8 children a year to have this operation, meaning that Dewi and his family have to raise the money themselves.
Eve and Kai are both determined to help Dewi get the £60,000 he needs for his operation – and you can help by donating at Dewi’s ‘Just Giving’ page, and also show your support by tweeting a seflie, just like Eve’s above using the hastag #HelpDewi!
Eve, Richard Corgan, Rakie Ayola and Roger Evans are all starring in the BBC Radio Wales original production, ‘Foursome’ tomorrow (Monday 15th June) at 2.15pm. The drama was written by Simon Crowther, and directed by Helen Perry – here is a synopsis of the 45 minute-long piece:
Two couples – Lisa and Doug, Jan and Carl – have been friends for over four decades. But as they’ve got older their get-togethers have become more infrequent. Tonight, in a soulless, too-expensive restaurant, a revelation is about to send them spiralling back into their past, back to those other momentous meal-time moments that changed the shape of their future forever.
A funny and heart-warming tale of friendship and the passing of time.
This project was mentioned by Richard Corgan on Twitter a few weeks ago, however the date and time has only just been released:
BBC Radio 4 can be listened to nation wide, and is also available digitally via the BBC website, and also the BBC Radio App. If you don’t live within the UK, the drama will be uploaded shortly afterwards and posted on our Facebook page. For more information on this radio drama, please visit the website here. We hope everyone enjoys!
To help raise awareness for Dewi James, Eve has written her own piece for Wales Online in which she explain’s meeting Dewi and his family, why you should donate and about her and Kai’s challenges in Snowdonia.
For the past few weeks, there has just been one thing occupying my thoughts – the plight of little Dewi James.
When you meet him, Dewi looks like any typical three-year-old and lights up the room with his beautiful smile.
But unlike others his age, he cannot walk without falling over or being in pain as he has a condition called diplegia spasticity cerebral palsy.
Now his mum Deborah, dad Robert and the rest of his family and friends are hoping to raise £60,000 for him to have an operation.
However, it’s a real race against time to get the money as the younger he is when it’s carried out, the better his chances in life.
I’m now doing everything I can to help them smash that massive total, including a challenge which will see me face my fear of heights, more of which later.
To read the rest of the article, please visit Wales Online. Karen Price has also written a piece about Eve and Dewi, which can be read here.