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‘SHE is such an angel and is always there for me’.

This is just one of the comments included in one of the many nominations for this year’s Good Neighbour Awards in Hampshire.

More than 60 people have been nominated for the awards, which will be hosted by Hampshire County Council at The Great Hall in Winchester tomorrow .

The award scheme, now in its ninth year, publicly recognises and rewards volunteers and neighbours who help older people in their communities to live independently in their own homes for longer.

Councillor Ken Thornber, leader of the council, said: ‘I applaud every nominee, each of whom has made an invaluable contribution to their communities and made such a huge difference to the lives of their neighbours. All too often good deeds go unnoticed and that is why I am delighted to be involved with the Good Neighbour Awards. Everyone involved has been exceptional in what they have done for older people in their community. I am always very encouraged when I see that community spirit and community resourcefulness is flourishing like this in Hampshire.’