A YOUNG Cumnock nurse has been praised for her tireless heroic efforts during the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

Sophie Ritchie, 25, is a second year student nurse on placement at Ayr hospital.

As well as the nursing shifts, the University of the West of Scotland student also works for the Richmond Fellowship as a carer and cares for a young lady through the Ayrshire Independent Living Network [AILN].

The Ayrshire Weekly Press has teamed up with Cunninghame Housing Association to recognise those keyworkers in Ayrshire who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

And her proud mum Kathleen praised the hard working youngster for continuously working long hours seven days a week without ever complaining.

Kathleen said: “She is a student nurse and she just passed her second year exams. She is doing placements in the hospital at the moment and also working for the Richmond Fellowship and cares for someone privately.

“She had actually started off studying teaching but didn’t really really enjoy that. She ended up swapping to nursing and she has been really enjoying it ever since.

“She works six to seven days a week and is never at home, but never goes on about it. She never moans much and just seems to enjoy it and being involved.

“She’s a kind of get up and go person.”


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