K Green, a 16-year-old from Retford, has managed to raise a fantastic total of £215 for the NHS by partaking in a sponsored walk every day for a month.
Throughout April K, who suffers from severe PTSD anxiety disorders and agoraphobia went for walks of differing lengths to help get out of the house whilst also raising money for Bassetlaw Hospital in the process with the help of sponsors.
K, alongside mum Carrieann, set up a GoFundMe page where people could donate, as well as a Facebook page that documented their various outings.
However, it wasn’t just K and Carrieann who went on the walks as they were joined by two animals who are very different in nature. The first of these was Rue, the family dog, who had a great time accompanying them on their walks. The second was Pilchard, who is a plush backpack, and the famous cat from Bob the Builder.
Carrieann said: “At times it was very difficult for K, but they pushed through and left the house every day, sometimes very late at night. I’m so proud of them and in doing this walk, they have managed to raise a fantastic amount of money for our local hospital in Worksop.”
From the little things like toys to comfort children during an overnight stay, to the big investments which enable us to purchase cutting-edge technology that detects deadly infections like meningitis and the flu, charitable donations are used for the benefit of both staff and patients at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals.
Suzy Brain England OBE, Chair of the Board, said: “I want to thank K and family for this wonderful gesture. We have received an overwhelming amount of support throughout these past 20 months or so, and it is truly wonderful to see individuals challenge themselves, and use our charity to support them to get up and out of the house, improving their own health and wellbeing. A huge thank you from us all at Team DBTH.”