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 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.
CHARLIE KERRY and Lauren Rault have both been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award by their mother, Chantelle Kerry.
DAWN LEGG has been nominated by her god-daughter, Tillie, for the Carer of the Year Award, sponsored by Specsavers.
‘THE most caring vet I have ever met’ is how Cynthia Cormack described Dr Billie-Jo Chambers MRCVS.
‘OUTSTANDING’ is the care provided by Emilia Fernandes of Chateau du Village Nursing Home, according to Jane Ogier, who had nominated her for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
FIONA MANSELL is ‘never too busy to help someone who needs it’, according to her daughter, Erin Mansell, who has nominated her for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
A SELFLESS husband and devoted carer, Gary Sindall has been nominated for Carer of the Year, sponsored by Specsavers, by his wife, Sami.
GREEN OAKS NURSING HOME has received two nominations for the Carer of the Year award, which is sponsored by Specsavers.
KELLY OGIER said that she ‘wouldn’t go anywhere else’ than to Jean-Paul Segers when her animals need taking care of. This led to his nomination for this year’s Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
‘INTRINSICALLY caring’ Kay Hardwick has been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
Kirsty Broome goes above and beyond for anyone who needs her help, according to her nominator.
MAUREEN LOWE and Val De Carteret have both been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award in recognition of the time and effort they have put into organising monthly charity bingo sessions.
MICHELLE SHELL has received several nominations for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award for epitomising the phrase ‘going the extra mile’.
‘AMAZING boss and friend’ Natalie Norris has been nominated for the Pride of Guernsey Carer of the Year award, sponsored by Specsavers.
FOR being ‘an extremely special person’ is the reason put forward for the nomination of Ray Peacegood for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
AN AMAZING FRIEND’ is how Shane Bentley has been described by Anita Fletcher, his nominator for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
‘He has been such a rock to my husband and myself since my husband has been really poorly.’
‘WHERE do I start? Sue Le Page is a wonderful person who has done a lot for so many people,’ said nominator Elizabeth Aitken.