Felixstowe: Resort mum put forward for award in recognition of care for daughter

FOR the past 13 years, Louise Ranger has dedicated herself to caring for her daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

At the forefront of a Star fundraising campaign, Louise fought to get her daughter, Alana, the wheelchair she desperately needed, a feat finally achieved in July this year.

And today the Star is nominating Louise, of Felixstowe, for a Stars of Suffolk award – to recognise the work she puts in to care for her daughter.

“She is a massive part of my life,” said Louise.

“My life revolves around caring for her, but she fits in with what we want to do.”

Alana is currently in school and Louise takes her for trips into town outside of school time. Other pastimes the pair enjoy doing are arts and crafts and baking.

Louise has been nominated in the carer of the year category – which is open to individuals or groups which care for people outside of a work or paid environment.

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The closing date for nominations for Stars of Suffolk is November 19 and the awards night will take place at Suffolk New College on January 18.

To nominate your Star, visit www.starsofsuffolk.org.uk to complete an online entry or pick up a form from schools, libraries, council offices and community centres.

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