Community award for caring Eva

180912 Eva Eaglesham with john scolley award at winchburgh.
180912 Eva Eaglesham with john scolley award at winchburgh.
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A MODERN day Goldilocks who helped give a home to three bears has been awarded by her local community.

Eva Eaglesham (7) was presented with the John Scoley award at Winchburgh Community Centre on Monday for the part she played in securing a home for circus bears Suzy, Carmen and Peggy at Five Sisters Zoo in Gavieside.

The bears had been left homeless and languishing in a Belgian holding centre after their owner became ill, and zoo owners Brian and Shirley Curran made it their mission to rehome them to the tune of £80,000 - a dream that became a reality last March.

Eva of Craigie Place, who was only six at the time, decided to organise fundraisers with her mum June, including a jumble sale, and a very successful teddy bears picnic and fun day, raising over £3000 for the campaign. Heather Murray, community centre secretary, nominated Eva for the award calling her a “special little girl with a heart of gold” who loves all animals and “beams with excitement when you mention these bears.”

The John Scoley award is given to a young person under 18 nominated by the community.

Eva is pictured with 
Brian and Shirley 
Curran of the Five 
Sisters Zoo.