The Bath & North East Somerset Carers’ Centre will be celebrating local carers at their awards night next Friday, 14th October, hosted by the BBC’s Ali Vowles.
The evening will recognise the efforts of carers, businesses, volunteers and community partners who have supported carers or the Carers’ Centre over the last year.
The event is sponsored by Sirona Care & Health, with additional sponsorship from Bath College, Curo, Gerrard Financial Consulting, Gradwell Communications and Way Ahead Care.
The evening will share the stories of a number of carers who have had support from the Carers’ Centre, as well as volunteers who have helped the centre continue their work.
Young carers will also be awarded in categories of art, sports and making a difference.
Chief Executive Sonia Hutchison said the annual event is a great way to recognise the work of carers in our community.
She said: “It means so much to the people who have been awarded and that makes it very special. Carers so often go unseen day to day it’s important to acknowledge them and all the things they give up for their caring role.”
BBC Presenter Ali Vowles, who hosted the 2015 event and is returning this year, said: “To meet so many extraordinary people who care for their loved ones – and make them feel special for the night – is a real privilege.
“Caring is such a hidden, often overlooked role. They really are unsung heroes.”