A Biggin Hill resident has been shortlisted for a Community Champion award.

Rose Page, 91, who lives at Anchor’s Tudor Court on Main Road, was nominated by the estate manager for always going the extra mile helping her community.

Almost 300 nominations were sent in for the Happy Living Awards run by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in August with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Extraordinary Talent, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.

Mrs Page, who has lived at Tudor Court for 22 years, is thrilled to be shortlisted for the Community Champion Award. She said: “I am over the moon to have been nominated. It is important to have a good community spirit.

“People need a lot of love and care, and that’s what it’s about really. I get pleasure out of helping other people; it’s a good thing to do with your time.”

Mrs Page helped set up the Biggin Hill Community Care Association in 1987 and has been recognised for her kindness, including a gold medal last year from the Bromley Mayor commending her volunteer work.

Estate manager Michelle Smith, who appreciates the difference Mrs Page makes to their community, said: “Rose is a real star, always organising something for us all to get involved in. She deserves to win, as she always gives up her time organising trips and activities.

“The community here at Tudor Court are immensely proud to have Rose as a resident and neighbour, and want to say a heartfelt thank you for everything she does. She is a true inspiration to Anchor and to her local community.”

A customer panel will be coming together later this month to judge those shortlisted, and winners of the six categories will be announced in December.

For more information on Tudor Court please call 0800 731 2020.

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