A warm and caring woman who puts others before herself has been nominated by the parents at a church play-group which she runs as a volunteer.
Nimira Patel, of Warner Close, Harlington, is in charge of the weekly Little Angels playgroup at Harlington Baptist Church, High Street, Harlington, where she has become more than a playgroup leader to the community.
Signed by 'all the parents at Little Angels playgroup' the joint statement for her nomination describes how Nimira is a great listener, sees them through their problems and often supports with practical help, from providing food to giving help with their children.
In her nomination in the Community Hero category, they wrote that even though she has Multiple Sclerosis, 'she never complains or moans; her door is always open, her ear is there for all at all times.
"Recently we found out that she also helps the elderly to go shopping, visit the doctor or travel to a hospital appointment in her car.
"She never takes credit for anything and she sees good in everything and everyone.
"Nimi is a very humble lady and doesn't think she is helping anyone but as we all at the Little Angels playgroup know - the mothers, children and grandparents - without her we wouldn't have anywhere to go and take our children.
"So please, from most of the community or the villagers of Harlington, we think 'Nimi' should be rewarded as a Local Hero even though she doesn't think so.
"We haven't told her we have nominated her so it would be a good surprise for her and would make us happy too."
Rita Hinton, a deacon at the church, said: "I am absolutely delighted to hear Nimi has been nominated by the parents. She has helped me a lot too.
"Even when she recently broke her thumb she just went on helping people."