Search is on to find Northern Ireland’s most inspiring grandparents

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Friday, July 19th, 2013
The search is on to find the most inspiring grandads and grandmas of Northern Ireland, with nominations now open for the UK Super Grandparent Awards 2013. Run by the charity Care for the Family, the awards have been launched to recognise grandparents, who it says are often the unsung heroes of family life. Winners are being sought from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, with the overall winner receiving their award from comedian Tim Vine in the Autumn. Closing date for entries is 31st August 2013 and people can nominate grandparents online, either in writing or by making a short mobile phone video submission by visiting As well as regional titles, the overall national winner will receive an afternoon tea for the whole family at a leading hotel, a £300 professional family photo-shoot and a £100 toy voucher from The Entertainer. Launching the award, Rob Parsons, founder of Care for the Family and author of the book The Sixty Minute Grandparent said: “Today, possibly more than ever, the demands on families to cope with modern life are great. “Often it is grandparents, who are the glue effectively holding the family together, looking after their grandchildren and helping out busy parents immeasurably.” The charity hopes that the competition and awards ceremony will highlight the value and importance of grandparenting in family life across the UK. Visit:
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