We reveal our Carer of the Year!


Super carer Sharon Hibberd is off on a dream Revitalise holiday after winning the Yours Carer of the Year competition!

Sharon, who lives in Swindon, was nominated by her daughter, Amy Donald, who described her as ‘the most selfless person I have ever met’.

Sharon and her husband care for their disabled daughter, Eve (40), who has a rare chromosome disorder. She also helps her father, John (92), to live independently by visiting him daily to dispense medication, do his housework and take him to appointments.

Sharon (64) wins a fantastic Revitalise holiday and a Betterlife hamper, an Unforgettable Caregiver bundle including a caregiver’s journal, Book of Calm and a park of caregiver’s affirmation cards worth £30. A modest Sharon says: “I’m sure there are many carers who are more worthy winners than I am.”

Runners up

  • Second place goes to John Canning from Leamington Spa who was nominated by his wife, Jane (65) who has had multiple sclerosis for 33 years.

    Jane says: “John is my sole carer and as well as looking after me full-time, he supports my 98-year-old mother. He also supports one of our friends who is blind by taking her shopping and helping her.”

  • Third place goes to Keith Daly from Warrington, Cheshire, who was nominated by his daughter, Tracy Boyd.

    Tracy says Keith is a wonderful carer to his wife, Rita, who’s had multiple sclerosis since she was in her 20s and now also has other health issues. “My dad is the most selfless person I know,” says Tracy.

    John and Keith each receive a Betterlife hampers, an Amazon Echo Dot Wireless Smart Speaker and caregiver’s bundles.

We at Yours value the fantastic work done by the country’s unpaid carers and we wish that everyone who was nominated could have been a winner.
— Yours Reader Care Editor, Rosie Sandall

Our Carer of the Year competition was sponsored by Betterlife from LloydsPharmacy which offers a range of products and advice for carer to help make life a little bit easier. Visit Betterlife.co.uk for more information.

Revitalise breaks are holidays for disabled people and their carers at three special holiday centres. For more details call 0303 303 0145 or visit www.revitalise.org.uk.

Unforgettable offers a wide range of products. For more details visit www.unforgettable.org.