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.’