Super Ruth, 103, completes magnificent seven-mile walk for Alzheimer’s Society

ON THE MARCH: Ruth Moon setting off with family and friends for the sponsored walk

ON THE MARCH: Ruth Moon setting off with family and friends for the sponsored walk

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SUPER centenarian Ruth Moon was cheered by well-wishers as she completed a seven-mile sponsored walk.

The 103-year-old carried out the remarkable charity feat through Weymouth in five hours with a break for lunch.

She was joined by family and friends as she walked from Brewers Quay to the Nothe Fort, before heading through the town centre and along the seafront to Bowleaze and back.

Inspiring Mrs Moon, from the Glencairn Care Home in Dorchester, has raised more than £3,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The great grandmother donned an Alzheimer’s Society T-shirt as she led her party of walkers.

She said: “I had a cold when I did the walk but it’s much better than it was.

“I’m looking forward to a cup of tea and a family party to celebrate.”

Before setting off, Mrs Moon said: “I’m ready to go.”

She was given £100 by supporters to add to her charity tally as she made her way along a sunny Weymouth seafront.

Those who walked with her held balloons promoting the Alzheimer’s Society.

It is a cause close to Mrs Moon’s hearts as the spouses of two of her four children are being treated for the condition.

Members of Mrs Moon’s church, the United Church in Dorchester, came along to support her.

Her son David said: “We had the best weather we could have hoped for.

“Mum got on fine with the walk but she was a bit weary afterwards.

“We had lots of people come up to us and encourage us and cheer us on.

“We picked up £100 from people as we went along who wanted to support us.

“Mum was really pleased to be greeted by another resident from the Glencairn Care Home when we got to the other end.

“We’re all going to go home together for a cup of tea and then we’re going to have a family party tonight.”

The group celebrated Mrs Moon’s achievement by enjoying a meal at Wagamama in Dorchester.

She can still be sponsored at justgiving.com/Ruth-Moon

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