Kilsyth’s Fraser breaks a record for caring

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A young Kilsyth boy is to be recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Fraser Hughes is a truly selfless five-year-old.

Not only has he just started school but he also helps care for his mum Rosie, who has several health problems and has survived two strokes.

Now Fraser, who lives in Archway and is a P1 pupil at St Patrick’s Primary School, is to become the youngest ever recipient of a Young Carer recognition certificate during the Life After Stroke awards organised by the Stroke Association.

He will be given his certificate at a gala event in Edinburgh next month.

Rosie said: “Fraser has taken care of me since he was crawling.

“He has alerted his dad at work if I’ve taken unwell and even called the ambulance when I took my second stroke. He is only five and it shows it doesn’t matter what age you are, you can care for the people you love.”

Angela Macleod, Communications Manager at the Stroke Association, said: “Caring for someone following a stroke can be a huge challenge at any age.

“Fraser’s selflessness and determination to help his mother is a true inspiration.

“We are delighted Fraser and his family are coming to our celebration event.”