Big hearted Waterlooville resident Ruby up for top award

HONOUR Ruby Snape

HONOUR Ruby Snape

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SHE has helped scores of visually-impaired people get the most out of life.

Now big-hearted Ruby Snape is in the running for a national award to recognise her outstanding work in the local community.

Mrs Snape, 80, from Waterlooville, a News We Can Do It winner, has been nominated for the Macular Disease Society’s Chairman’s Award

Mrs Snape, who has macular disease, a condition causing loss of vision, leads a support group for people affected by the illness, organising social events and days out.

She said: ‘I was a bit shocked when I first heard about the nomination. I felt there were more deserving people, but it is very nice.

‘It’s our third birthday as a group and we are going on our fourth holiday together soon. We try to arrange at least two outings a year, which really helps to build people’s confidence.’

Helen Jackman, the society’s chief executive, said: ‘It’s always heartening to hear how someone has made such a difference to people’s lives.’

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