A Fraserburgh woman has been given a national award to recognise the support she has provided to an unpaid carer in the local community.
La-Vonne Sim was presented with the RAF Recognition Award for the work she does with VSA Carers Centre.
La-Vonne said: “Thank you so very much for the award which has been a bit of a surprise and very unexpected.”
La-Vonne also expressed that the VSA Carers Centre as a whole should also receive recognition through the award.
The honour is quite the achievement as only one RAF Recognition Award is presented each year by the RAF throughout the whole of Britain.
Stanley GreenMBE, the RAF Area Council member and past Chair of Scotland, presented the award.
Mr green said: “I was delighted to come along this morning on behalf of the RAF Scottish Area Council.
“La-Vonne done a tremendous amount of workwhich has filtered from this area down to the Scottish area all the way to national area.”
Due to the confidential nature of her work the VSA is unable to disclose who nominated La-Vonne for the award.
The VSA Carer’s Centre is a charity organisation which provides help for carers.
It delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in their community.
These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person they care for and the services the council may provide.
The VSA has five offices in Aberdeenshire which are in Aboyne, Banff, Ellon, Stonehaven and Fraserburgh.