MIKE HAWLEY has been volunteering with Age Concern for almost 30 years.
Son David said his father, now 86, had dedicated his time to organising transport and events for elderly people on the island.
He also checks that homes have sufficient heating for those in fuel poverty.
‘No one else will ever nominate him as he keeps his head down and works behind the scenes,’ said David in putting Mr Hawley forward for the Carer of the Year award.
‘He’s now in his mid 80s and getting a little short of breath, but he still keeps doing what’s needed.’
Mr Hawley was originally asked to drive the Age Concern minibus because it needed somebody with a commercial driving licence.
He retired from driving the minibus voluntarily when he was 80.
He is currently a member of the fuel fund sub committee, which was set up by Deputy Lester Queripel and is currently chaired by former deputy Hunter Adam.
Mr Hawley was volunteered for the post by Joan James who, he said, had also asked him to drive the minibus.