Fred Snelling, 96 from Yeovil had a double celebration recently when he scooped a special award at the Care Focus (South West) Awards and also raised a glass to his 75th Wedding Anniversary with wife, Connie, 97, who is a resident at Sherborne House Care Home.
Fred won ‘Unsung Hero’ award at a glittering ceremony that took place in Taunton on Friday 6th April. The awards are open to all individuals involved in care, support, health and housing either employed or voluntary.
Staff at Sherborne House nominated Fred, who visits his wife Connie every day and insists on supporting the team of care staff in various ways including making cups of tea and spending time talking to both staff and residents.
Caroline Sharp, Manager at Sherborne House said, ‘Fred is amazing and enjoys being part of our family here at Sherborne House. He brings a smile to our faces every day
when he visits. Whilst the care awards generally recognises excellent care that staff provides, it has a special category
for somebody that makes a positive difference to everybody and Fred is definitely that person’!