Guardian Rose for 'amazing' Linda

Linda Foy is presented the Guardian Rose by Lisa Sprowell.
Linda Foy is presented the Guardian Rose by Lisa Sprowell.

A Worksop woman described as 'the most positive person I know' has been recognised with a Guardian Rose.

Linda Foy was presented with the accolade by her friend Lisa Sprowell.

Linda works as a teaching assistant at St John's Church of England Academy in Worksop.

Lisa, who is a compliance manager for Essential Recruitment, said: "Linda has recently completed her ninth London Marathon, all of which have raised money for a variety of charities.

"Never once has she ran this race just for herself.

"On top of this, she is the most kind, gentle and caring person I know, who would literally do anything for anyone.

"Not only that, she is also the most positive person I know."

Lisa and Linda met while they were both out running.

Lisa said: "We were both out running one day, individually, and I’d spotted her a couple of times.

"On the third time, I started talking to her. And it’s gone from there. And I now consider her a close friend."

They have known each other for around four years.

Lisa said she also wanted to give Linda a rose to cheer her up and put a smile on her face following the loss of her mother.

Lisa said: "She is one amazing lady, who will do anything for anyone, the most non judgmental person ever, so soft and gentle too.

"I know I can always rely on her."

Our Guardian Roses are generously donated by BoKay, Watson Road, Worksop.

Perhaps you know someone who goes that extra mile to help others? Is there someone in your community who gives up their free time to volunteer? Do you know someone who carried out a selfless act of kindness?

If you do, nominate them for a Guardian Rose and give them the credit they deserve.

The award is free and the story will appear in the paper and online.

To make a nomination for someone who you think should receive a Guardian Rose, email newsroom@worksop-guardian.co.uk.