Auction to aid Spring Farm's Evans family

Beautiful family: The Evanses - mum Linda, dad Steve and children Jacob and Emma - need your help as the children go through treatment for their autoimmune condition.

Beautiful family: The Evanses - mum Linda, dad Steve and children Jacob and Emma - need your help as the children go through treatment for their autoimmune condition.

The Evans family spend their lives helping others, and now the community has banded together to help them.

Mum Linda Evans is a local paramedic, based out of Campbelltown and Camden, and dad Steve Evans is a teacher at Elderslie Public School.

Their children, sixteen-year-old Jacob and 13-year-old Emma, suffer from an autoimmune condition which causes one of their genes to attack their own bodies.

The kids require chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants for the best chance at a long life, forcing Mr and Mrs Evans to take time off to provide care.

That's why the community has come together with a series of fundraisers to support the family.

A virtual trivia night was held first, followed by a raffle, and now an online auction is under way.

Mr Evans said any funds raised would be a massive help for the family.

"It means that we can take time off to be with the kids and not have to worry about paying the mortgage and expenses," he said.

"It's obviously a very long and extensive process, and we've already been through the bone marrow transplant process once with Jacob, and he's gone back into hospital this week.

"The search for Emma's donor is on and the plan is roughly that she'll have her transplant in August or September."

The auction event - Even it up for the Evanses - closes at 5.30pm this Sunday, April 25 and 15 items are up for grabs.

Some of the items include a signed AC/DC guitar, two framed and signed Wests Tigers jerseys, a signed Parramatta Eels jersey, a private yacht cruise and seafood platter for four people, a mounted cricket bat and signed by Michael Clarke, a microphone signed by Mick Jagger, a photograph signed by Don Bradman, a framed photo of champion racehorse Makybe Diva, and more one-of-a-kind items.

Mr Evans said he appreciated anything locals could provide.

"We're very proud people and we don't like asking for things, but every bit helps," he said. "We sold our forever home 14 months ago to make sure we can do whatever we need to for them."

Register for the auction via https://app.galabid.com/evans, or SMS 0458 678 678 with your full name. Search 'Even it Up for the Evanses' on Facebook for more.

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