A seven-year-old girl from Barry has been inspired to raise money for a brain injury charity after her seemingly healthy granddad collapsed suddenly in September.

Mike Galsworthy, 63 collapsed during his nightshift with Owens on September 2 and was rushed to hospital with a bleed on his brain.

Before the accident, Mr Galsworthy suffered from no serious health problems but did complain of a headache beforehand.

His daughter-in-law Nakita Galsworthy told the Barry and District News that Mike remains in the hospital and is on the road to recovery.

She said: “He collapsed at work and suffered an aneurysm, since then he had two further bleeds on the brain following two further seizures all in the hospital upon arrival at the heath.

Barry And District News: Maddison visiting her Grandfather Mike in hospital. Picture: Nikita GalsworthyMaddison visiting her Grandfather Mike in hospital. Picture: Nikita Galsworthy (Image: Nikita Galsworthy)“He was put into an induced coma, and we were told we must live hour-by-hour. We weren’t sure if he was going to survive but he woke up four weeks later and was moved to intensive care where he remained for six weeks.

“He then spent a further four weeks on the long ventilation ward where he made steady progress before spending the last eight weeks at Llandough having physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy with his health improving.”

His granddaughter Maddison has vowed to walk 63 miles to raise money for Headway, a charity that has helped her granddad and others with brain injuries.

The seven-year-old started her journey on Monday, January 1, and is £35 away from reaching her target of £200.

Barry And District News: Maddison raised £444 in her Big Step forward challenge. Picture: Nakita GalsworthyMaddison raised £444 in her Big Step forward challenge. Picture: Nakita Galsworthy (Image: Nikita Galsworthy)Maddison, a year two pupil at Holton Primary School has walked 10.41 miles in six days, with 52.59 miles left to reach her target by the end of this month.

Maddison said: “I feel good and proud to do the walk, I want to do it to help other people. I had a sticker in the gold book for a walk I did before this one.”

Before setting up this challenge, she took part in the Big Step Forward challenge where she aimed to walk six miles but walked seven and raised £444 for charity.

Now she plans to complete her challenge of a 63-mile walk by Wednesday, January 31.

Mum Nakita added: I am so proud of her, it has all come from her wanting to do things, and hearing conversations from us.

 “She knows all about charities, as they learn about them in school, and she just wanted to make a difference to others.”