Donegal woman wins Young Carer of the Year Award

first_imgA remarkable young Donegal woman has been named as Ulster’s Young Carer of the Year 2019.Áine Grant from Bridgend, who cares for her mum Nuala, was one of four regional carers recognised at the national awards on Friday.Áine, who is 20 years old, has been by her mum’s side for the past two years after she was diagnosed with early onset dementia. Family Carers Ireland Young Carer Ambassador Adam Hyland, Aine Grant and Family Carers Ireland patron Marty Whelan.The 2019 Netwatch National Carer of the Year Awards were presented by broadcasters and patrons of Family Carers Ireland Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy at a ceremony in the Westin Hotel, Dublin.Now in their 13th year, the Netwatch Carer of the Year awards seek to recognise, celebrate and shine a light on the remarkable contribution of Ireland’s 355,000 family carers – almost two thirds of whom provide over 100 hours of care per week.Marcin Filak from Kildalkey, Co. Meath was named as the overall Netwatch Carer of the Year 2019. Marcin cares for his wife Ola, who suffers from locked-in syndrome, and their two children, the eldest of whom Piotr (13) has autism.  Donegal woman wins Young Carer of the Year Award was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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