Local teenage comedic sensation, Eva Abley, who thrilled audiences with her funny stand-up routines on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year, will be taking to the stage once again, this time in aid of the sick kids at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where Eva herself is a patient.

14-year-old Eva, who lives in Cannock, has cerebral palsy and has been cared for by the specialist teams at Birmingham Children’s Hospital since she was a baby. Wanting to say thank you for the care she’s received, Eva is throwing her very own charity ball with some help from some familiar names from the hit ITV show.

The special event takes place on Saturday 12 November at the ICB Centre in Wolverhampton and will see a night of entertainment featuring Eva and fellow Britain’s Got Talent 2022 finalists, singer Tom Ball, ventriloquist Jamie and Chuck and fellow comedian, Ben Nickless. In addition, 2018 series winner, Lost Voice Guy, Lee Ridley, will also take to the stage. Guests will also enjoy live music, with a DJ and band, an Indian banquet and much more.

The last few months have been a whirlwind for Eva, who has been visiting primary schools across the region talking to pupils about disability and celebrating differences. She has also been busy working on the script for her routine at the ball, with the help of her mentor and comic playwright David Tristram.

Eva said: “I’m so excited to be holding this ball in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which has done so much for me over the years. It’s a nice way for me to say thank you and to help other children being treated there.

“Organising the ball has kept me busy since the show, but it’s so nice to have this focus, and I’m so pleased some of the other acts from Britain’s Got Talent are supporting us at the event too. We’ve been messaging each other about it, and it will be like a little reunion, so I can’t wait.

“All in all, it’s going to be an unforgettable event, with some good food, great entertainment, and hopefully a few laughs, so I'd really encourage people to buy tickets and help us raise money for this wonderful hospital.”  

Miranda Williams, head of public fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “Our whole hospital was cheering Eva on when she was on our screens earlier this year. She’s such a remarkable and inspiring girl. Not only for everything she’s overcome and her outlook on life, but for using her star power to shine a light on our hospital and the amazing work that happens here. Add to that the wonderful fundraising she’s now doing to support other patients - what an absolute superstar! We’re so grateful.”

Tickets for Eva’s ball cost £60 each, with table bookings for ten also available. To get tickets, please call 07722 566914 or email [email protected].