Bendigo digs deep for Evie

ALMOST $12,000 was raised at a fundraising night for baby Evie Stove.

The event was at the Strathfieldsaye Sports Club on Saturday night and included an auction and trivia.

Sarah King, one of the organisers, said the total raised from the night was $11,896.

"And Cal from the Queens Arms recently held a cricket day and raised an additional $1800, meaning that the family have a total of $13,696 to help them out," she said.

Ms King thanked everyone who helped with the event.

Evie is nine months old and has already survived nine cardiac arrests.

Evie and her mum Emily returned to Bendigo in time for Christmas after spending six months in Melbourne at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Emily said Evie is now growing and "in a good paddock" but her full heart repair is looming.

"They're planning for that 12 months," she said.

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