Carer takes the honours

PUBLISHED: 16:45 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:27 26 October 2009

All smiles: Sarah Witts with her family

All smiles: Sarah Witts with her family

A SOLE carer, who has looked after her ill husband for the last four years, while managing three children, has graduated with honours. Sarah Witts decided to start studying when Anthony suddenly fell ill; now after years of hard work she has a degree in c

A SOLE carer, who has looked after her ill husband for the last four years, while managing three children, has graduated with honours.

Sarah Witts decided to start studying when Anthony suddenly fell ill; now after years of hard work she has a degree in childhood and youth studies.

The 42-year-old, who is a learning support assistant at Our Lady's School, in Woodhall Lane, told the WHT that "although it has been a struggle at times it has been worth all the hard work".

Sarah, of Walnut Grove, WGC, said: "I was absolutely delighted when I passed; it was such a feeling of achievement.

"My husband had to give up his job as a tanker driver in 2003 when he became suddenly ill. Realising that he wasn't going to be able to go back to work, I decided to start a course with the Open University.

"Now I've passed I'm looking to do a masters in social work, and to continue working at Our Lady's, where I started as part of my degree."

Sarah was awarded her degree at the Barbican Centre with about 600 others and celebrated with a family meal at the London venue.


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