AFC Bournemouth can confirm the first winner from the club’s supporter awards, supported by Vitality.
Eight-year-old Eden, who is a huge Cherries fan, will receive the Young Achiever award for her incredible efforts to raise money for charity.
When a classmate’s sister was diagnosed with cancer and lost her hair, Eden approached her parents determined to help other youngsters going through the illness.
With help from Little Princess Trust and support from family and friends, Eden donated her hair and raised over £250 for charity, going above and beyond for someone her age.
The youngster earned the opportunity to meet Callum Wilson at Vitality Stadium after watching the team train, the England international gifting her signed boots and a £250 Amazon voucher, kindly provided by Vitality.
Her dad told afcb.co.uk: “The reason I nominated Eden for the award is that I’m just immensely proud of her. She just loves to help other people; it is in her nature.
“Raising that much money at that age, essentially through friends and family and trying to get the word out via social media, is quite impressive.
“It’s great that Vitality and the club can come together to recognise people who may not be recognised otherwise, it’s a great idea by both parties and we’re so proud of Eden for her desire to help others in difficult times.”
He added: “She’s a massive Cherries fan. Her first game was the pre-season friendly with Marseille and she’s on a win streak – she’s been to eight games and seen Bournemouth win all eight games. Her favourite player is Callum Wilson, without a doubt.”
The club are currently taking nominations for February’s award, a family award.
Nominations should be for a family who have endured a tough year but remain positive in all they do.
Despite circumstances they continue to put others first and are an inspiration to those around them. The winning family will have shown strength and bravery as a family unit in the face of adversity.
The closing date is Wednesday 19th February. Submit your nomination here.
We’d like to thank our principal partners, Vitality, for their continued support.
She just loves to help other people; it is in her nature