YOUNG CARER NOMINATED
‘My mum and I are very close’, says Sophia
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.”