Swans squad pledges £10,000 for Freya Bevan Fund
18th March 2015
The Swans are continuing to back the Freya Bevan Fund after skipper Ashley Williams and the squad today set a £10,000 for 10,000 likes Facebook challenge.
Little Freya from Neath is currently in America undergoing life-saving treatment for a rare form of brain tumour (PNET).
The beautiful two-year-old has already gone through two life-threatening operations and countless cycles of Chemotherapy in this country.
But having fought the illness with tremendous courage and determination, her parents Katherine Bevan and John Paul are now trying desperately to raise funds for the treatment to include surgery.
Thankfully the children's charity, Kids N Cancer, stepped in recently so that courageous Freya could start proton beam treatment with specialist Dr Chang in Oklahoma. But the family still need to raise up to £250,000 for surgery in America after NHS funding in this country was denied.
Williams and the squad had an emotional meeting with the lovely Freya before the recent Barclays Premier League fixture against Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium.
Not only did she pull a few heart strings and prove their lucky mascot on the day after an impressive 2-1 victory, Garry Monk's men vowed to help raise funds and awareness of her plight.
So, to get the ball rolling, we are asking you to 'like' and 'share' this story on our Facebook page to raise awareness of the Freya Bevan Fund. In return, the players will donate £1,000 for every 1,000 likes up to £10,000.
You can also donate yourself, plus read Freya's story, at her own Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freya-Bevan-Fund/1554024104811782?sk=timeline
Alternatively, go straight to http://www.gofundme.com/FreyaBevan_Fund
And in a bid to keep raising awareness of Freya's fight, the players have also vowed to set another £10,000 challenge when the 10,000 Facebook 'likes' target is met.