Community Spirit is rewarded to grandmother of four
Grandmother of four, Patricia Swanwick, from Tylers Green, near High Wycombe, has been recognised for her work caring for older people in Buckinghamshire by local charity Age UK Bucks.
In nominating Patricia for the award, her daughter Victoria explained that her mum had worked as a carer for over 30 years looking after older people and still continued to look out for people in the community, including working as a befriender for Age UK Bucks.
Patricia, who says she has always loved looking after older people, has been married to husband John for 46 years, and also enjoys looking after her four grandchildren on a weekly basis.
Linda Petrons, Income Generation Manager at Age UK Buckinghamshire says: “Patricia epitomises everything that a volunteer and carer should be and we are delighted she is our winner. We need more people like her to come forward and help our vulnerable clients across the county.”
As winner, Patricia will receive tickets to Rock the Night Away, a musical extravaganza taking place at the Swan Theatre, High Wycombe on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th February, featuring the famous Rock Choir, the Pandemonium Drummers who performed a the London Olympics Opening Ceremony and 50s tribute band the Rockabellas. The event is organised by Age UK Bucks to raise funds to help continue its important work.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Age UK Buckinghamshire, formerly Age Concern Buckinghamshire, has been caring for vulnerable and isolated older people throughout the county for nearly 70 years. It is an independent local charity, responsible for its own funding and services and a brand partner of the association of Age UKs, all of whom share the same values and offer services to support local older people.
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