Superwoman Sheila is Citizen of the Year

Sheila (left) with Isabel Hill of Caring for Cupar
Sheila (left) with Isabel Hill of Caring for Cupar
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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!”