Eight-year-old girl raises more than £1,400 for Torbay hospital which saved her stepdad's life

An eight year old girl has raised more than £1,400 for Torbay hospital, which saved her stepdad's life.

Beth’s Stepdad, Steve Newell, was taken into hospital and then ICU on 2 January and diagnosed with Sepsis and Pneumonia.

During the initial week, Steve’s wife Natalie, his son Jonty and his stepdaughters Connie and Beth were told on three occasions he was unlikely to survive.

But over time Steve began to respond to the treatment in ICU and slowly recovery looked more and more hopeful.

Now he continues to recover at home with the support of the hospital and his doctors.

Beth presenting the cheque to staff at Torbay hospital Credit: Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

We’re forever indebted to the team in the ICU at Torbay Hospital, at times things were awful and the thought of what could have been is unbearable. Beth has done is all so proud in raising this money and she’s very excited to be giving it to the staff that actually saved Steve’s life over those days.

Natalie Newell

Beth, Steve's stepdaughter, said she wanted to do something to raise money for Torbay Hospital.

She loves walking so decided to do a sponsored walk. She set the target of 20 miles in one week and she completed this in just five days, walking all over Torbay.

£1,460

was raised for Torbay Hospital

Yesterday 4 June, she presented the cheque to the hospital and received a standing ovation from staff.

I am incredibly humbled and thankful to all of the staff at Torbay Hospital that cared for me at this time, and will continue to do throughout my recovery.

Steve Newell