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Christmas Shout Outs: 9 December

The December dates are flying through, and there are less than three weeks left of ITV News Anglia Christmas Shout Outs.

You can read the most recent ones below, and send your own seasonal message to someone special by clicking here.

Teresa McMaster from Kessingland in Suffolk

“I would love to give a Christmas Shout Out to my best friend Teresa Mcmaster. She is more like a sister to me after knowing her for more than 30 years.

“She is a care worker and she gives all her heart to everyone she looks after. I love her so much. She makes everyone smile and is always there for everyone.”

– Sent by Kirsty Hale

Martin O’Brien from Braintree in Essex

“My special person who deserves a mention is my boyfriend Martin. He not only helped me overcome an illness, but he remains my rock and soul mate.

“He is a good person to everyone who is lucky enough to meet him, and he is my ray of sunshine.”

– Sent by Julie Long

Valerie Blackford (and staff at Addenbrookes Hospital)

“Three years ago I needed a life saving operation known as the Wipple Procedure. Luckily for me, Addenbrookes was the only hospital within a 100 miles that could carry out the surgery. After brilliant surgery, and six weeks on the ward, I was returned home.

“At this stage and for some time I was too weak to climb the stairs, so my wife Valerie arranged for a single bed to be set up down stairs.

“Valerie has been brilliant and without her I don’t think I could have recovered. I can’t thank her enough for giving me the remainder of my life now, in my 71st year.”

– Sent by Geoffrey Blackford

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