A grandparent from Oxford has been shortlisted for a Grandparent of the Year award. Dulcie Davies, 75 years old, who lives at Anchor’s Anchor Court in York Place, was nominated by Ness Pryor, Scheme Manager, for always putting her grandchildren first.

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, Creative Champion, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.

Dulcie Davies, who has lived at Anchor Court for nine years, is thrilled someone has noticed the support she provides to her children and grandchildren. She said: “I felt I need to go and have a lie down when I found out about the nomination. I’m elated! I’ve never been nominated for anything before, let alone be shortlisted.”

Ness Pryor, who nominated Dulcie for her devotion to the family, said: “She is an amazing grandmother. Every day she is with them – caring for them, guiding them. She is so proud of each and every one of them.”

A customer panel has come together to judge those shortlisted, and winners of the six categories will be announced in January 2017.

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