CHRISTINA LE PAGE has been nominated for the Grandparent/s of the Year Award because of the caring and hard-working example she sets her granddaughter.
Brooke Ceillam, 12, put forward her grandmother’s name for the Channel Island Co-op Society-sponsored award because of the way she looked after their grandfather before he died.
‘Granny loved, helped and cared for my Gramps while he was suffering from brain cancer earlier this year. She didn’t leave his side, she cared for him, she held his hand and she never gave up, even though inside she was absolutely broken.
‘She did everything she could to make it possible for Gramps to be able to stay at home, as he wished.’
Brooke takes part in motorsport and her grandmother has been to every single one of her races in Guernsey, rain or shine.
She also helps Brooke with her French studies and is always there when anyone in the family needs her.
Mrs Le Page obviously plays a very active role in supporting the family and Brooke wanted her to know that all the work she does is not unnoticed.
‘Granny has always been there for me and my siblings since birth, she has helped us out so much over the years and has always put us before herself.
‘She has been a lifesaver to me.
I really think that she deserves this award.
‘She should be proud of herself as I know that we are extremely proud of her.’
Brooke also said that she has learnt a lot from her grandmother over the last few months and when she grows up she wants to be as brave as her.