THE Mayor of Reading was invited to present awards to outstanding carers and nurses.

Gabriels Care and Nursing Agency held a ceremony at Pentahotel on March 7.

Councillor Debs Edwards said the industry would not survive without the hard-working and caring individuals.

Mufalo Akayombokwa, winner of the Highly Professional Registered Nurse Award, said: “This event was great. Thank you for my award, which I will cherish. I love the professionalism of the day.”

The company has high hopes of hosting many more events to recognise unsung heroes in the community.