AFTER contracting the virus in hospital, Pam Baisden was transferred to the Inpatient Unit at St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne to receive end of life care.
For weeks, nurses cared for and supported Pam until she gradually got better and was able to walk out of the hospice on her own two feet, with staff and volunteers clapping her as she left for home.
Now she is taking on the Virtual Stralight Stroll, a new feature of St Wilfrid’s much-loved yearly fundraising event for 2020.
Pam is already nearing her four mile target in just two weeks!
She is loving getting out and about and meeting new people – especially dog walkers!
The Virtual Starlight Stroll is taking place until September 12, and during this time Pam will be taking on the four mile distance by walking around 200 metres a day in her garden, home and local area, as part of her ongoing rehabilitation.
She will be supported by husband Alan and one of the St Wilfrid’s physiotherapists, Brendan Russell.
Pam said: “I can’t think of anything other than good wishes for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
“This walk will be hard, but I can do anything for them because I am so grateful for what they have done for me.
“I would love to raise money for the hospice and give back to them after they gave me such wonderful care.”
To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pamsvirtualstarlight
She has already raised £810.