A Cupar great-grandmother nicknamed ‘Superwoman’ because of her energy has been named as the town’s Citizen of the Year.
Seventy-eight-year-old Sheila Foster was chosen for the honour in recognition of her ‘enormous’ contribution to the community .
She had been nominated by Isabel Hill of Caring for Cupar, after almost single-handedly raising £1000 for a children’s cancer charity.
She looks after neighbours’ pets while they’re away; is a regular visitor to Rosturk care home; arranges holidays and outings for others; helps at Fife Folk Museum and is a member of Cupar YMCA management committee, even taking weekly keep-fit and yoga classes.
“We call her ‘Super Woman’ because we wonder where she gets all her energy from,” said Isabel.
“If we could bottle it we could make a fortune for the shop and Cupar.”
Sheila, a widow, has four children, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren , with a fifth due shortly.
She has turned her conservatory and garage at her home in Crighton Way, Cupar, into a veritable nursery, planting hanging baskets and pots along with bowls of bulbs to sell for charity.
Thanks to her efforts, Caring for Cupar donated £1000 to the Tayside Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia charity earlier this year and is well on the way towards raising £1000 for Cupar Skate Park Initiative.
Modest Sheila joked: “It’s all to stop me biting my nails.
“Instead I plant things, knit things and make things.
“I’m flattered and honoured that people have taken the time to do this for me; it’s lovely to be named Citizen of the Year, but I don’t know how I’ll find the time!”