Deadline for 'Carer of Year' nominations
The last chance to nominate a Wexford person as Carer of the Year looms, with the deadline for submissions to the Carers Association fixed at September 19.
County Wexford has some 5,763 unpaid carers looking after family members with terminal illness, disabilities or special needs.
There are two awards, one for the most devoted adult carer and another for young carers under 18 years of age who have shown enormous commitment to the role.
All entrants receive a Certificate and local award winners are invited to attend the 2014 national ceremony in November in Dublin with TV presenters and patrons of the association Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan.
Nomination forms are available from The Wexford Carers Association. Telephone, 086 8521611 or Freefone 1800 240724 or nominate online at www.carersireland.ie.