Worksop: Guardian Rose for woman who devotes ‘every waking hour’ to caring for terminally ill relatives

Guardian Rose presentation to Julie Cruickshank nominated by Linda Vance and Albert Potts, Julie is pictured recieving her rose from Linda Vance with daughter Millie, Albert Potts and family friend Nicola Grayson
Guardian Rose presentation to Julie Cruickshank nominated by Linda Vance and Albert Potts, Julie is pictured recieving her rose from Linda Vance with daughter Millie, Albert Potts and family friend Nicola Grayson

A selfless Worksop woman has been presented with a Guardian Rose for devoting her ‘every waking to hour’ to caring for two relatives with terminal illnesses.

Julie Cruickshank was honoured with the accolade in a surprise ceremony this week on Monday, November 23.

She was praised for her tireless dedication to looking after her beloved mum, Linda Vance, and uncle, Albert Potts, who are both terminally ill.

Nicola Grayson, a family friend, nominated Julie for the award.

She told the Guardian: “Julie spends every day looking after Linda and Albert and hs never once complained, despite having her own illness and a teenage daughter, Millie, to look after.

“It’s an endless round of doctors and hospital appointments both local and out of town, such as Doncaster hospital for Linda’s chemotherapy.

“And Julie devotes her every waking hour to their care, often not getting home until way past midnight.

“She is an awesome lady and I know it is a dream come true for Linda and Albert to able to show her just how much they are appreciated with a Guardian Rose,” Nicola added.