28 Jan 2015
A grandmother from Welling has been named Grandparent of the Year. Rose Flin, 86, who lives at Anchor’s Woodville Grove in Ruskin Avenue, and her late husband Dave were nominated by Barbara Little for always putting family first.
Over 600 nominations were sent in for Anchor’s Happy Living Awards for those who live with Anchor who is England’s largest not for profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in May 2014 with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Silver Surfer, Best Grandparent, Community Champion and Carer of the Year.
Rose Flin, who has lived at Woodville Grove for seven years, is thrilled to receive the Grandparent of the Year Award. Rose said: “I am over the moon - I love my family; they keep me young. It always gave my husband Dave and I great pleasure when we can help members of the family and see smiles on their faces.”
Neighbour Barbara Little, 65, having witnessed the devotion that Rose and Dave always gave to their family, said: “The Flins deserve to win the Grandparent of the Year Award because of the support and encouragement they provide to their granddaughter, grandson-in-law and two beautiful great grandchildren.
“Rose is a lovely lady and absolutely besotted with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
“Rose and Dave have been a really positive influence for the future generations, instilling high morals and good family values, which are evident in the polite and respectful way the little ones behave when they visit.”
A customer panel came together this month to judge those shortlisted, and winners of the six categories were announced at the end of January.