Brave Shoreham teen's charity walk

WHEN 12-year-old Victoria Pitman sets her mind on an idea, there is no stopping her.

Friday, 23rd February 2007, 7:48 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:44 pm

To prove her point, she has just raised 652 for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) '“ doing a mile-long sponsored walk along Worthing's seafront using her frame to help her move along.

Victoria suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, but doesn't let her disabilities stop her fund-raising for her beloved animal charities.

Victoria, of Kingsland Close, Shoreham, who goes to Oakgrove College in Worthing, managed to collect more than 500 in sponsorship and the remaining 135 was raised by Kingsland House Care Home, which is close to where she lives.

Victoria's mum, Tracey, said: "Victoria just loves animals and likes to support animal charities.

"She was so determined to do this sponsored walk, even tho-ugh 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."

Amanda Davies, general manager of Kingsland House, said: "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."