A FUNDRAISING event is being held this week in memory of a "gorgeous" teenager who sadly passed away.

Evie Ruck, who attended Loxton Campus after leaving Worle School in July, passed away on October 8, 2023.

She was a star pupil, and also a valued employee at The Blue Fish Co chip shop on Worle High Street.

Evie spent a few weeks in the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) receiving treatment following her terminal diagnosis.

However, a large tumour in her chest meant that she suffered multiple other complications. After a week in an induced coma, 16-year-old Evie passed away.

A fundraiser was launched by Evie's family to obtain a property opposite the BRI which could help support other families who have a loved one in hospital.

Once enough money is raised, The Monkey Tree charity would offer a safe space for families to eat, drink, and most importantly talk.

Weston Mercury: Code to Evie's Just Giving page.Code to Evie's Just Giving page. (Image: Ruck family)

In aid of this, a charity gig is being held at the All Stars Sports Lounge this Friday (February 2) from 8pm.

The Antic Aces will take to the stage, performing hits from the Artic Monkeys, Bon Jovi, Queen, Guns 'n' Roses, and more.

A raffle will be held after the gig as well as late night karaoke with an encouraged donation to enter.

Robert Stuart, a family friend and band member who has helped to organise the event, said: "I’ve known Evie since the age of four, growing up alongside her.

"After attending her celebration of life I knew it was only right to hold a charity gig in her name.

"This is something I’m sure she would have loved. It is a way of bringing all ages to an evening dedicated to celebrating a gorgeous girl and supporting an incredible cause.

"All Stars Sports Lounge has been hugely supportive with the creation of the event making sure everything has panned out smoothly and stress free.

"It’s an honour to have the support of hundreds of friends as well as members of the public and we hope the night is simply one to remember.

"Just like Evie, we will always remember her."

Writing on Evie's Just Giving page, her family adds: "We miss Evie dearly, but we are hoping that being able to start a charity in her name to provide support for other families going through similar situations will honour her memory."