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

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.

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