Poppy's Memory Walk to support grandma

November 08 2016

A HANHAM schoolgirl has helped raised hundreds of pounds to support a charity close to her family's heart.

A HANHAM schoolgirl has helped raised hundreds of pounds to support a charity close to her family's heart.

Poppy Hartree, a pupil at Hanham Abbots Junior School, took part in the Bristol Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

Eight-year-old Poppy was joined on the 6km walk around Bristol's Harbourside by her cousin Amelia Woodland, from Willsbridge, grandad John Sexton, from Pucklechurch, and auntie Alicia Sexton who lives in Pill.

The fantastic four, who raised £480, were walking in support of Poppy's grandma who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Poppy's mum, Louise Hartree, said: "My husband Tom and I are really proud of Poppy. She's a real star."

More than two thousand people took part in the walk, the biggest the city has ever seen.