A much-loved laundry manager at a Whitchurch Care Home has been shortlisted for national award.

Yvonne Norder, laundry Manager at Berehill House on Newbury Rd, has been shortlisted for a Love Laundry Award by WashCo, to celebrate those working in care and nursing home laundries who have made a difference.

Yvonne said she was surprised to learn that Berehill’s home manager, Michelle Hart, had nominated her for the award.

Earlier in the year, she was also chosen by her colleagues, residents and their loved ones to receive The Home’s Unsung Hero Award.

She has been working for Hestia Care for eight years, making sure that residents get fresh bed linen and clean and perfectly laundered clothes.

Michelle said: “I’m so delighted that Yvonne’s has been nominated as one of the finalists. Well into her retirement, Yvonne is a much-loved member of the team who is always full of energy, smiles and compassion for the residents.”

Simon Braganza, commercial director at Hestia Care, said: “We celebrate every member of our team, and we are delighted that Yvonne’s contribution within the home is being recognised more widely.”

The Love Laundry Award winner will be announced on Thursday, October 13.