A nurse recovering from Covid has been pounding pavements to raise nearly £3,000 for the unit she was treated on.
Staff nurse Caroline Pridmore, from Chelmsford, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Broomfield Hospital after catching Covid in December 2020.
Her illness was so severe she was placed into an induced coma and spent three months in hospital recovering, with six weeks in critical care.
Caroline set herself a challenge of walking 1km a day for six days to mark the number of weeks she was in critical care to raise money for the unit.
She said: “This wasn’t an easy challenge for me. My mobility has been affected dramatically and I’m still very short of breath completing tasks which I wouldn’t previously have been.”
Caroline completed her daily walks with members of her family, who she credits with being the driving force behind her recovery.
Paul Arnold, ICU matron, said: “Caroline’s strength and determination is an inspiration to us all. This generous donation will go a long way to help boost the new ICU Rehab Garden which is currently in its planning stages at Broomfield.”