Widow reunited with lost wedding ring by Sidmouth schoolgirl

Helen Goodall and her husband Ron.

Helen Goodall and her husband Ron. - Credit: Archant

A widow who was left devastated after losing her wedding ring has been reunited with it thanks to a Sidmouth schoolgirl, writes Beth Sharp.

Helen Goodall, whose husband Ron died 11 years ago, realised her gold wedding band was missing last Monday.

After issuing a plea on Facebook, which was shared more than 100 times, and appealing to Herald readers, she received an email from the mother of a 10-year-old Sidmouth Primary School pupil saying it had been found.

The 52-year-old teaching assistant said: “I never thought I would see it again. I whooped when I saw the email. I was just over the moon.”

Helen had searched of all the bins at Sidmouth Primary School before going home and turning her house upside-down, retracing her steps from the weekend and digging up eight planters of bulbs and plants.

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“I was touched by how many people cared enough to help me,” said Helen.

“I couldn’t believe how many people shared my Facebook post - more than 120 people contacted me by leaving comments and sending messages. I’d like to thank the little girl very much.”

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