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Kingsland House helps local girl raise WWF funds

1st March 2007

A West Sussex care home has helped a 12-year-old cerebral palsy and epilepsy sufferer raise £652 for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Animal lover Victoria Pitman made over £500 for the charity through a mile-long sponsored walk along Worthing's seafront, aided by her walking frame.

And Barchester's Kingsland House, which is close to Ms Pitman's Shoreham home, raised the remaining £135.

Amanda Davies, the general manager of Kingsland House, told Shoreham Today: "Victoria's obvious love of animals and her sheer determination compelled us to help.

"She is such an independent, courageous girl. Even the thought of walking the stretch of Worthing seafront did not worry her.

"Her unselfish attitude is a shining example to us all. Even the builders working on our dementia care unit extension raised money to support Victoria."

Ms Pitman's mother, Tracey, told the same publication: "She was so determined to do this sponsored walk, even though it took her about two hours and it was a really cold day.

"We have been told by doctors that her mobility will be very limited eventually, so she is making the most of the time now when she can use her frame."