Kildare people called on to vote for Carer and Young Carer of the year

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Paula Campbell

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Vote for Carer and Young Carer of the year

Vote for carer and young carer of the year

People across Kildare are being invited to vote for the county’s Carers and Young Carers for the 10th Carers of the Year Awards.

Hosted by Family Carers Ireland, the 10th awards ceremony takes place November 16 in Dublin’s Westin Hotel with RTÉ broadcasters and patrons Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan.

The closing date to vote for Kildare’s Carer of the Year and Young Carer of the Year (under 18) is Friday, September 30.

See www.familycarers.ie for more details and to nominate.

“Hosting our tenth Carers of the Year Awards is a very special milestone. Family carers provide high levels of care in the home to their loved ones, including older people, those terminally ill and with disabilities. This care is provided with love and we want to celebrate family carers and young carers across Kildare and Ireland with these awards” said Catherine Cox, Family Carers Ireland.

“So many people give their time and sacrifice many aspects of their lives to provide care to loved ones, often over many years. We are calling on people across Kildare to nominate these dedicated carers for this year’s awards.”

Nomination forms are available from Family Carers Ireland Resource Centres nationwide or call the Freephone Careline on 1800 24 07 24. Nominations can also be made at www.familycarers.ie.

Closing date for entries is Friday, September 30 and the tenth Carers of the Year Awards will be presented in Dublin, November 16