Carer of the Year

They are the quiet army, selflessly giving their time to care for and look after the welfare of others - whether it be for a loved one, friend or simply someone they know. Their willing efforts often go unnoticed except by those who rely on them heavily and appreciate their support so much.

This help can often be made at the expense of their own lives and freedom yet is given with no thought of thanks or acknowledgement. It is, they would simply believe, just what carers do. Yet this award plans to change all that. They are special treasures and we aim to celebrate their generosity and dedication, without which so many in our society would suffer.

Nominees

Action for Children

A CHARITY which helps prevent homelessness among young people has been put forward for the Carer of the Year award, sponsored by Specsavers.

Beckie Bailey

AN ANIMAL CARE assistant at the GSPCA who goes so far as to take baby hedgehogs home to hand rear them has been nominated for Carer of the Year.

Care and support staff at La Nouvelle Maraitaine

THE CARE and support staff at La Nouvelle Maraitaine Extra Care have been nominated for the Specsavers-backed Carer of the Year award by an anonymous nominator who praised the way they work tirelessly to offer a professional and safe environment for tenan

Chateau des Tielles staff members

STAFF at Chateau des Tielles have been praised highly for the attentiveness and care they show their charges at the nursing and residential home.

Chateau du Village staff

‘NOTHING was ever too much trouble’ for the team at Chateau du Village, according to Paula Stagg, who has nominated the staff for a Carer of the Year award, sponsored by Specsavers.

David Jeffery

DR DAVID JEFFERY, of Isabelle Vets, has been nominated for the Pride of Guernsey Carer of the Year award by a pet owner who has praised his dedication both to the animals and their owners.

David Jehan

DAVID JEHAN has been ‘incredibly fantastic’ when caring for his wife for the past seven and a half years.

Emily Litten and Jo Cottell

GIVING time, help and support to raise awareness of mental health, Emily Litten and Jo Cottell have been recognised for their dedication with a nomination for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.

Geraldine Williams

GERALDINE WILLIAMS, activities coordinator at Headway Guernsey, has been nominated by member Anne Jehan for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year Award.

Janet Unitt

‘AN INSPIRATION to so many people in life’ is how Janet Unitt is described by her nominator for the Carer of the Year award. Tim Langlois said Janet deserves the Specsavers-sponsored award due to the time she gives to charities and the community.

Jayne White

THANKS TO her inspirational, charitable and hard work, Jayne White has been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.

Jean-Paul Segers

‘A TRUE LEGEND’ is how Kelly Ogier describes veterinary surgeon Jean-Paul Segers, who she has nominated for Carer of the Year.

Jeff Belshaw

FOR two years Jeff Belshaw was a full-time carer for his wife after she was diagnosed with cancer.

Joanna Simmons

FOR HER dedication, commitment and fundraising efforts Joanna Simmons has been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year Award by the Guernsey Chest and Heart.

Julia Watts and Kate Sweeney

JULIA WATTS and Katie Sweeney of Autism Guernsey have been recognised for their support through a nomination for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.

Maggie Costen and Carol Le Page

MAGGIE COSTEN and Carol Le Page have been commended by an anonymous nominator for going beyond the care of duty to raise awareness of domestic violence in the community and for the care they provide to many.

Nikkie Kerr

WIGWAM’S co-founder has been nominated for the Pride of Guernsey Carer of the Year award.

Sally Holton

THE caring nature and life-saving actions of Sally Holton have been recognised through her nomination for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year Award by Pete Burtenshaw.

Samantha Barry and Joanna Simmons

TWO ‘very special people’ have been nominated for Carer of the Year.

Sophie Savident

A YOUNG woman who cares for her two grandparents as well as her two children has been put forward for Carer of the Year.
Sophie Savident has been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored award by Jan Le Blond, who said that Sophie is a ‘busy young lady

Stephen Walters

A GSPCA volunteer has been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year Award by the manager of the charity.

Traci Bourgaize and Jane Beausire

KEEPING the Bulstrode Oncology Unit running smoothly has led to two people being nominated for Carer of the Year.

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