Going the Extra Mile
The Going the Extra Mile Award was set up to recognise the extraordinary contribution made by individuals and groups who go over and beyond the criteria for the awards and have often been nominated in more than one award category.
Winner: Margaret Wise
Margaret worked for the Tulse Hill GP practice and on her retirement went to work at Deerbrook surgery as a secretary. After leaving Tulse Hill she returned and continued to help in an unpaid capacity whenever the secretary was on leave.
Despite being a senior member of our community Margaret has an amazing energy and helps anyone that needs it. She has helped so many people in the area by being an unpaid carer, carrying out shopping, and visiting people in hospital when they have no-one else and collecting their prescriptions.
People have many wonderful things to say about Paula and Bobbie and carers4carers. Paula has been described as always putting people before herself. Paula has worked very hard to provide a valuable service to carers ensuring that clients' wellbeing is put first. Paula provides a service where carers feel welcome and appreciated and realise their value in society. The support and kindness given is described as amazing. There isn't another project like this one which truly supports people that do the job of caring for others day in, day out.