Heaven sent Grace wins good neighbour award
Published by Neil Shaefer for Railway Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
Grace receives her good neighbour award
A housing association’s search to find the best neighbour in the 1,400-plus properties it owns throughout the UK has ended with a winner being found in Hereford.
The Railway Housing Association 2013 Good Neighbour of the Year Award has gone to Grace Pryce-Lewis, who lives in the Association’s Great Western Court sheltered housing scheme in Canonmoor Street.
Grace was nominated by her neighbour and friend Allysonne Jackson, who describes her as a “lifesaver”.
Allysonne credits Grace with helping her through a difficult time when she taken ill and admitted to hospital.
Allysonne says: Grace has been very good to me, a real life saver. When I was very ill in hospital she never left my bedside. She comes in every day to see if I am OK.
She takes me shopping, to the doctors even to church. She is one in a million and will help anyone.
“I know I could not be here without her; she really is an angel sent from heaven.”
Grace, who receives a trophy and cheque for £50 from Railway Housing Association, said: “It’s very nice to know you are appreciated for what you do, but I don’t consider I did anything special – I was just brought up to help people.”
All residents living in Railway Housing Association properties were asked to nominate people they thought worthy of the award, which is sponsored by Drivers Solicitors.
Anne Rowlands, Railway Housing Association Chief Executive, said: “Grace displayed compassion and selfless attitude to others, and is a very worthy winner of our Good Neighbour of the Year Award.
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