Birthday bash for Sheffield charity

Eden Dora Goldman with Louis Tomlinson
Eden Dora Goldman with Louis Tomlinson
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Sheffield-based encephalitis charity The Eden Dora Trust celebrates its first birthday tomorrow - on World Encephalitis Day.

Encephalitis is a rare but very serious condition that causes inflammation of the brain.

The Eden Dora Trust is currently the only charity dedicated to children who suffer from the condition.

The first anniversary party is at Bramall Lane’s 1889 suite, tomorrow between 2pm and 5pm, and includes afternoon tea and activities for children.

“It’s a celebration of how amazing this first year has been,” said founder Petrina Goldman from Dore.

Petrina and her ex husband Phil launched the charity because their daughter Eden Dora Goldman suffered from the near fatal condition four years ago, aged six.

She was rushed to Sheffield Children’s Hospital after a seizure.

Eden had to learn how to walk and talk again and Tthe condition left her with a brain injury which has affected her development.

The charity provides support for families in same situation.

Petrina said: “We intend to make a difference and we need to make a difference.”

Many stars have lent their support to the charity since its formation including One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Manchester City footballer Joe Hart and former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff.

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