Schoolboy, 11, dismisses footballers and celebrities to call his GRAN, 62, his ‘hero’ in homework

A young boy who was asked to write about his hero for his school homework penned a heartfelt letter dedicated – to his gran.

Bailey Walker, 11, of Hayes, south east London, ignored footballers and celebrities like his classmates and instead chose Diane Fitzgerald, 62, because of the work she does as a carer for the elderly.

The schoolboy also praised his nan for helping make cakes with him and his brother Caiden.

Bailey Walker, 11, of Hayes, south east London, ignored footballers and celebrities like his classmates and instead chose his grandmother Diane Fitzgerald, 62, as his 'hero'

Bailey Walker, 11, of Hayes, south east London, ignored footballers and celebrities like his classmates and instead chose his grandmother Diane Fitzgerald, 62, as his 'hero'

Bailey Walker, 11, of Hayes, south east London, ignored footballers and celebrities like his classmates and instead chose his grandmother Diane Fitzgerald, 62, as his ‘hero’

His letter – part of his work at Worsley Bridge Primary School, in Beckenham – read: ‘My nan helps elderly.

‘She helps them by getting them changed, get the food and do showers.

‘My nan is my hero because she helps others first. She bakes lovely cakes for me and Caiden. I would like to be a baker and open my own shop with my nan’s recipes.

‘I sometimes help my nan with the cakes. She is a star in my world. She means a lot to me.’

Care worker Diane, of East Dulwich, said: ‘To be honest it made me want to cry.

Bailey's letter was part of his homework at Worsley Bridge Primary School in Beckenham

Bailey's letter was part of his homework at Worsley Bridge Primary School in Beckenham

Bailey’s letter was part of his homework at Worsley Bridge Primary School in Beckenham

‘I was just amazed and it made me feel tearful but I was really proud of him.

‘When I asked him why he picked me and not his mum or dad he said it was because I look after older people.’

Diane has been a carer at Elmes Homecare in Beckenham for over two years. She was awarded carer of the year in 2018 and her boss, Donna Hider, said she was an inspiration to many.

Diane has been a carer at Elmes Homecare in Beckenham for over two years. She was awarded carer of the year in 2018 and her boss, Donna Hider, pictured with Diana, said she was an inspiration to many

Diane has been a carer at Elmes Homecare in Beckenham for over two years. She was awarded carer of the year in 2018 and her boss, Donna Hider, pictured with Diana, said she was an inspiration to many

Diane has been a carer at Elmes Homecare in Beckenham for over two years

Diane has been a carer at Elmes Homecare in Beckenham for over two years

Diane has been a carer at Elmes Homecare in Beckenham for over two years. She was awarded carer of the year in 2018 and her boss, Donna Hider, pictured with Diana left, said she was an inspiration to many

The manager added: ‘We have had a compliment from every single client she has gone to.

‘She is just an absolute star and has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known. I think the exactly the same as her grandson – she is a true hero.

‘Diane is just a wonderful lady.’

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