Trevor walks through Scotland and England to raise funds for Woodlands

A patient’s husband has completed a 96km walk from Scotland to England to raise money for Woodlands, following his wife’s recovery.

Trevor Dove completed his walk in three days with two friends, raising over £2,000 for Woodlands.

Trevor’s wife Lesley was diagnosed with GBS, a rare neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks part of its peripheral nervous system.

Lesley arrived at Woodlands and was unable to transfer from her bed to a chair without the assistance of a standing hoist and two clinicians. Lesley rebuilt strength and confidence with the therapy team and walked out of the centre after 13 weeks of extensive neurological rehabilitation with only the support of a walking stick.

Trevor was delighted with the treatment Lesley had received during her period at Woodlands. Seeing his wife show such strength and determination throughout her recovery, assured him that he wanted to do something to show his gratitude to both Lesley and the staff at Woodlands.

Nicola Hill, Registered Manager of Woodlands, commented: “We are extremely proud and grateful for Trevor’s fundraising efforts. His support and generosity is greatly appreciated by all the staff at Woodlands.

“We will be using the donation to contribute towards purchasing new high-tech therapy equipment to support people like Lesley with their rehabilitation.”

Lesley has continued to make progress following her discharge and no longer requires any equipment to support her, she feels she has made a 95% recovery.