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SuffolkNews Podcast: 'Mum-in-a-million' has double leg amputation after contracting sepsis



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In today's podcast, nearly £10,000 has been raised in 24 hours for a 51 year old grandmother who has had a double leg amputation after contracting a form of sepsis.

Pam Driscoll was left fighting for her life in intensive care after a suspected sinus infection resulted in Pneumococcal Septicaemia with sepsis ravaging through her body.

On May 10 though, both legs below the knee were amputated and she is going to lose all the fingers on her left hand. She will also only keep the full middle finger on her right hand.

Next, a fundraiser to help two Thetford families who have lost everything in a house fire has hit £2,000 within the first three days.

Crews from Bury St Edmunds, Brandon, East Harling and Thetford, Attleborough and Hingham were alerted to the blaze, in Ripon Way, at 10.10am, on Friday.

£2,000 has been donated in three days and there is a drop-off point for mens womens and one-year-old girls' clothes at the Red Lion Wetherspoons in Thetford Market Square.

Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched after a 15-year-old girl reported being followed by a man while walking her dog in Sproughton.

The girl was walking along the High Street and Monk Gate at around 4.15pm on Tuesday, May 10, when she first felt uneasy about a man who was walking behind her.

The man is described as white, in his 50s, 6ft tall, with thinning grey hair and wearing a blue denim jacket.

Also on the site, a unified transition plan for Ipswich and Felixstowe youngsters moving up from nursery or pre-school to primary school has been formed – with hopes that it will become the template across the whole of Suffolk in future years.