Watching Captain Tom doing his daily walk for the NHS has inspired a Flamborough youngster to put her best foot forward and undertake her own fundraising.
Nine-year-old Isabelle Locker intended to undertake a ten-mile sponsored walk over several days for Bridlington Hospital as part of her daily exercise during lockdown.
But the intrepid youngster covered six times the planned distance and walked over 60 miles in total.
Mum Kate Locker explained: “Isabelle had been rushed into Bridlington Hospital last year with pneumonia and a collapsed lung. We were so impressed by the quick actions of the duty nurse who, after checking Isabelle out, rapidly arranged for an ambulance.”
After a week in Scarborough Hospital Isabelle was well enough to return to her home, but wanted to say thanks to the NHS in her own way.
“I walked around the headland and around Flamborough village with my dog Harvey…I really enjoyed it and also saw lots of puffins at Bempton on one of my walks.” said Isabelle.
Isablle, who is a pupil at Flamborough School, decided to fundraise for the Friends of Bridlington Hospital and raised a grand total of £492.12 which was handed over during a special ceremony act the Bessingby Road hospital.
The money will fund two DVD televisions, which have been supplied by Quay TV, for the Children’s Audio Clinic which within the outpatient department of Bridlington Hospital.
Pictured with Isabelle are Sue Jackson (Hospital manager), Carol French (treasurer, Friends of Bridlington Hospital), Kate Locker and Angie Walker (Publicity fundraiser, Friends of Bridlington Hospital)
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