Carer of the Year Award

Winner: Leah Fisher

A chronic kidney condition means Leah Fisher’s son Matthew has needed round-the-clock care since he was three.

That involves numerous hospital appointments and learning some pretty complex nursing skills to make sure the 13-year-old’s dialysis continues at home, day and night. There have been tough sacrifices along the way. Things like having to miss her elder son’s football matches. 

But Leah from Perranwell still finds the time to meet with other parents to offer them support.