ONE of the kindest people in Moray has been shortlisted for an award.
Rosemary Robertson (46), of Forres, has been chosen as a finalist for Carer of the Year 2012.
Selected from more than 200 entries, Rosemary will find out whether she is the winner at a ceremony to be held in the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow on Friday.
Rosemary, who works for Saga Homecare in Elgin, said she was overwhelmed to be nominated.
She added: "It’s a great surprise to have made it to the finals stage. Recognition from my colleagues is a huge achievement, but to be nominated by my clients for the hard work put in during the past year is really touching.
"I love my job and the opportunity to be part of someone’s care journey and make a difference is wonderful.
"Saga Care Home is a family-run local business with a very positive inclusive approach to its services, and I can’t believe that clients and colleagues have done this for me."
Eric Boyd, a retired education adviser, nominated Rosemary for the professionalism and companionship she has shown to his mother-in-law.
He said: "I am thrilled that Rosemary has been shortlisted for such a terrific award. She is without doubt one of the kindest, most caring people I have had the privilege to meet.
"Rosemary has been caring for my mother-in-law with exceptional personal care, support and companionship since the sudden death of her husband, who was her full-time carer.
"Her professionalism is without question, but it is the extras which she provides that enrich the lives of her clients – I can think of no better person to be considered to receive an award."
Now in their sixth year, the Care at Home and Housing Support Services Awards awards will follow a conference and exhibition at which Cabinet Secretary and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, will give the keynote speech.