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Who Cares Award’ launched to search for UK’s most deserving carer

We are really pleased to announced that Insurancewith has launched the ‘Who Cares Award’, with support from charity Genetic Alliance UK, to find the most extraordinary carer in the UK.

The awards will be based on nominations from the public or through dedicated charities of those people who support others, dedicate their lives or put their lives on hold to care for others. Candidates can be young or old, a professional nurse or a relative.

A shortlist of nominations will be submitted to the judging panel, chaired by Andrew Holt, editor of the UK’s leading magazine for the sector, Charity Times. The winner will be announced at a special award lunch at The Little Ship Club, overlooking the River Thames in London, on 12 June 2013 to coincide with this year’s UK Carers Week (10-16 June 2013).

Insurancewith Brand Director Fiona Macrae said: “Everyday thousands of selfless acts takes place across the UK from all walks of life. I know from my own experience, when I suffered from breast cancer, I couldn’t have coped without the support of my husband who carried on working, looking after my son and me while I went through 18 months of treatment.”

“Others do even more and give up everything for a loved one or dedicate their lives to make caring a profession. Over the years, Insurancewith has helped thousands of people take a relaxing break, offering peace of mind that if something goes wrong, we will look after them. We want to take that one step further by creating this award. We are delighted Genetic Alliance UK has decided to support us in this project. We are also privileged to have Charity Times editor Andrew Holt to help judge the winner.”

Genetic Alliance UK assistant director Melissa Hillier added: “Carers are often the unsung heroes dedicating their lives to supporting those they love. Many carers also dedicate time and energy to supporting others in a similar situation through patient support groups.  Genetic Alliance UK is thrilled to be involved in this award as we know through our own work supporting those affected by long term genetic conditions that all too often a carer can be overlooked. We look forward to receiving nominations but know that making the final decision will not be easy.”

Award nominations have been issued and the form is available here on the Insurancewith web site.

The closing date for all nominations is 3 May 2013.

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