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INSPIRATIONAL: Abbots Langley girl, seven, walks 9km in memory of great nan

 Published on: 26th September 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

A seven-year-old girl from Abbots Langley took part in a memory walk last month in memory of her great grandmother, who she only met once.

Ruby Goddard tackled the 9km memory walk for the Alzheimer’s Society on September 15 for Sylvia who she met at a very young age before she passed away.

Ruby did the walk with her mother in law (pictured) was super impressed with her achievements.

Daughter Kirsty Goddard expressed her delight at Ruby’s efforts. 

She said: “Ruby’s daddy and I are so proud of her for taking on this challenge and raising awareness for this great charity.

Leading up to the walk ruby was nervous but on the day she took the whole thing in her stride and I’m told smiled the whole way through.

There were not many children doing the walk and the ones that did took the option to do the short walk but Ruby chose to do the 9k and we couldn’t be prouder, she really is an inspiration and her great nanny would be very proud of her for doing it in her memory.

Ruby added: I was very nervous about the walk as I haven’t walked that far before and I didn’t know what to expect.

I only met my great nanny once but me and my nanny who I did the walk with talk about her all the time about all the things she used to say and do. We know when great nanny is near as butterfly’s appear and we say ‘hello great nanny’.

“On the walk a butterfly was with us some of the way so I know great nanny was with me keeping me going, I was very proud of myself for doing it and raising money for this cause, I want to do it again next year.”

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