A WINNER has been announced in a competition to hand a hardworking unpaid carer with a pamper session.

Bromley businesses joined forces on Twitter to set up the The Caring Angels Day competition.

Nine companies are providing free services for the special day on January 24 offering everything from a meal with friends to a hair makeover and photo shoot.

Amanda Morris of Castlecombe Road, Mottingham, who cares for her 17-year-old daughter with severe autism, has been announced the winner.

Until recently Mrs Morris, 45, also cared for her husband who had the eye disease eye glaucoma.

She said: "I am over the moon, honestly, I am speechless. It will be a lovely day and am really looking forward to it.

"Thousands of people are caring every day and are doing this job. You just get on with it.

"If I wasn't caring for a member of my family, I would be doing it as a job because I like to help."

Competition organiser Nathalie Baron said: "We had the idea after I tweeted about giving a complimentary massage to an unpaid carer and other businesses came forward to do the same.

"I know how important it is from having looked after my disabled step-daughter."