A Newtown Marie Curie Nurse has been recognised for her work with people living with a terminal illness by being nominated in the Going the Extra Mile category at the charity’s annual Peacock Awards.

Barbara Norbury, works as a Senior Healthcare Assistant working with the Powys team in the Community Nursing Service, and is also a member of the Newtown Fundraising Group for the charity.

She was nominated by a colleague Sarah for the support she provides to families and to colleagues

“I can honestly say I was so shocked when I got the letter saying I had been nominated for the Going the Extra Mile in the Marie Curie Peacock Awards," she said.

"I’m looking forward to the ceremony.”

Barbara, who grew up in Northern Ireland and lived in Belfast, moved with her family to Newtown 25 years ago.

“My favourite part of my job is being able to give the patient and their family practical care and emotional support in their own home, to allow them to have precious time together," she added.

“Highlights in my work are working with a great supportive Nursing Team here in Powys and being part of the Newtown Fundraising Group who were highly commended in the Fundraising Excellence Awards 2018 and our community who always astound me with their generosity and fabulous support they give to Marie Curie.”

The nationwide awards, now in their sixth year, were set up with the generosity of The Peacock Charitable Trust and give Marie Curie a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent care and dedication demonstrated by staff across the charity.

The awards celebrate both teams and individuals who are nominated by their colleagues for consistently showing commitment to delivering the best care to people living with a terminal illness and support for their family and friends, and for going the extra mile in their role.

The awards are named after the Peacock Charitable Trust - a long-standing and much valued supporter of the Marie Curie Nursing Service. This year, with the support of the Schofield family, there are two new awards recognising the work of Allied Health Professionals and Support Workers.