YOUNG CARER NOM­I­NATED

‘My mum and I are very close’, says Sophia

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A DE­VOTED daugh­ter has been nom­i­nated for a Pride of Bucks award.

Sophia Judd, 13, has been nom­i­nated by Car­ers Bucks for the Young Carer of the Year cat­e­gory of the award.

Sophia is the pri­mary carer for her mother who has os­teoarthri­tis, other phys­i­cal health con­di­tions and post trau­matic stress dis­or­der fol­low­ing the death of Sophia’s fa­ther who was killed in a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent around four years ago.

Sophia said: “I help my mum get up in the morn­ing, up the stairs, off the sofa and out of the car, I don’t mind do­ing it.

“I also help her to get out of the bath and I help her to brush her teeth.”

The teenager who is in year eight at Great Mar­low School said that she is just happy her mum lets her do the cooking.

She said: “I like to cook any­thing re­ally, es­pe­cially cook­ies and cakes and pasta.”

Sophia gets in­volved with Car­ers Bucks and en­joys some of the ac­tiv­i­ties they of­fer, such as clay pi­geon shoot­ing and go kart­ing.

She added: “My mum and I are very close, if any­thing hap­pened to her, I would care a lot.”

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