GOLCAR grandmother Christine Ader gives most of her time and effort to others.
But she doesn't do it for thanks or out of duty.
She simply enjoys helping others - including a blind friend - and has been described as 'one in a million'.
Christine, 57, has four children - Karen, Michael, Stephen and Mandy - as well as three stepdaughters. She also has nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
But despite being a busy grandmother she finds time to be a friend to many people in her neighbourhood.
She has been a deacon at Golcar Baptist Church for eight years and a Sunday school teacher there for 15 years.
She is also secretary of the church's old folk's treat committee and is organising a collection of gift-filled shoeboxes for children in poor countries as part of the Operation Christmas Child appeal.
Christine helps elderly people in her community, regularly visiting them in their homes, hospital or nursing homes.
She runs errands for them and takes them on trips.
Christine also looks after a blind friend, 53-year-old Roy Waite.
Since they met through friends she and husband Philip have helped him with tasks he finds difficult, thrown birthday parties for him each year and taken him on holiday abroad.
Christine works part-time as a cleaner for the elderly.
Her eldest daughter, Karen Riley, nominated her for Friend Of The Year.
She said: "Roy is very grateful for all she does. There are also many more people who have benefited from mum's special friendship.
"She is never too busy. She just loves to help people. Mum wouldn't think she does anything special, because that's the way she is.
"But I think she is one in a million."