'˜I feel very loved' - Peterborough woman wins award for caring for her husband for 24 years after accident

A Peterborough woman has won a national award for caring for her husband for 24 years following his motorbike accident.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 4:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 5:17 pm
Annie and Jon

Annie Bamforth has been recognised as Accidental Carer of the Year as part of The British Caregiver Award, a national scheme set up by personal injury advice service National Accident Helpline in partnership with national disability charity Revitalise.

Despite Jon’s injury the grandparents still maintain their part-time careers as music teachers and volunteer at Peterborough prison.

Annie was presented with a glass trophy at the couple’s parish church, St John the Baptist, in Cathedral Square.

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She said: “Jon has continued to provide for me and our family through thick and thin. He is worth all the work.”

Jon said: “Annie is the world to me. She looks after me despite how tired it makes her. She sees the disability, not me, as the problem. I feel very loved.”