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Love story: Flat tyre leads to future wife

CAKE FOR CARERS: Neville Castle celebrates National Carers Week with a cupcake and a chat. At home is his beloved Ena.
CAKE FOR CARERS: Neville Castle celebrates National Carers Week with a cupcake and a chat. At home is his beloved Ena. Hannah Baker

WHEN Neville Castle pulled over to help a woman stranded with a flat car tyre, he didn't realise it was a first date with his future wife.

Already married twice before, the Burrum Heads man had just about given up on love.

"But afterwards I helped her with a broken mower and shouted her dinner and that was it," Neville said.

"She's a lovely lady."

Neville, aged 76, has been married to Ena for more than two decades.

He now shows her his love with the simple things.

By making sure she is washed, has food and her pain relief.

Ena, aged 81, has been debilitated with severe osteoarthritis for the past two-and-a-half years.

Neville is now Ena's full-time carer, with help from visits made by Ozcare.

"We have a dog, three puppies, one cat and a bird, and then there's yourself (to take care of)," he said.

"I'd like to go fishing, but I just don't have the time."

Neville took a break yesterday from his role at a high tea held at the Hervey Bay RSL as part of National Carers Week.

While he was joined by about 55 others, organiser Cheryl Nash from Carers Queensland, said the invite had been extended to hundreds.

"Often carers don't think of themselves (and) tend to put themselves at the end of the line," she said.

"It's nice to be able to... give them a treat, a time out from their caring role."

But she wished they could be acknowledged everyday and said primary carers could spend up to 40 hours a week helping out.

Carers Queensland counsellor John Anderson said those relied upon could expect higher levels of anxiety.

"It's a series of crises, the 24 hour nature of the job and its unpredictability which makes it stressful," John said.

Visit carersqld.asn.au.

Topics:  fraser coast love national carers week



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