Stella Cason, centre, being presented with her award by David and Hazel Evans. Picture: Ian Burt

Four West Norfolk carers have received awards for their outstanding work.

The Gill Chase Award is held annually by Heacham-based Extra Hands to thank its carers, with nominations coming from service users and their families.

The award was started five years ago in memory of a long-standing Extra Hands carer who died suddenly in 2014 aged 68.

Stella Cason, Pam Aberdeen and Julie Wooberry, all from King’s Lynn, and Susan Bloy, of Heacham, were all shortlisted for the award.

Ms Cason, who joined Extra Hands just over a year ago, took the 2019 title.

One nomination described her as a “wonderful carer who is very kind and thoughtful, who constantly demonstrates empathy and understanding”.

While another said: “I could not cope with mum’s needs without all of your team and I value Stella’s love, foresight and communication.”

Ms Cason said: “I didn’t expect this. I really enjoy what I do.

“It’s nice when you know you’ve brought enjoyment to somebody and made their lives easier – that’s rewarding enough for me.”

The three runners-up were presented with a certificate by Extra Hands founder David Evans along with company director and wife Hazel.

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