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Highland Hospice charity worker named carer of the year

By Imogen James

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Wendy Morgan is a mum in a million. Picture: Callum Mackay
Wendy Morgan is a mum in a million. Picture: Callum Mackay

Wendy Morgan, a well known figure for all her hard work at the Highland Hospice, was presented with the award which recognised the effort she puts in at home as well.

Single mum Wendy juggles her communications charity job with caring for her three boys, Dylan, Rhys and Calvin.

The two eldest, Dylan (12) and Rhys (9), both have autism and require additional support.

Wendy has made sure her boys have the best life possible, from being there day in day out, to organising a special meet up with their favourite band, Peat & Diesel.

Despite losing her mother suddenly only a few months ago, Wendy has continued to give it her all at home and work.

Her nominee said: “Everyone that knows Wendy is inspired and astonished by her drive, effort and determination in taking care of those around her."

Wendy was shocked to win the Highland Heroes carer of the year award and said she was totally humbled.

"I'm just so touched to be honest," she said. "It's so lovely to think so many people voted for me. I genuinely didn't expect it.

"There were a couple in my category that I absolutely take my hat off to. I can't even imagine. It's so difficult because everyone is so deserving. You can't compare our stories.

"I was really shocked but I am honestly so chuffed. You're a parent and you just do your thing and you look after your children. You don't think of yourself even as a carer, you're a parent and that's just my life.

"I don't think of it as being worthy of an award.

"I love my boys, they are all so different but just the way that they are growing up is lovely. They have their struggles but I wouldn't change them for the world. I love them to bits."

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