Darren, 49 from Wiltshire, wins the coveted Epic Dad of The Year crown for his selfless efforts to his family and community during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
During the lockdown, Darren has been living in his garden shed to enable his daughter, Carmella, to practise social shielding due to her Muscular Dystrophy condition. This incredible sacrifice has meant reduced contact with his daughter and family, but has allowed him to continue vital work on the coronavirus front line by collecting samples from his community for testing.
Despite the long working days, Darren still finds the time to regularly support Muscular Dystrophy charities and has inspired families across the nation following his appearance on The Channel 4 documentary ‘Britain’s Unsung Heroes’, where he shared insight into the heart-warming bond his family has been able to maintain, despite needing to stay away from each other.
A huge congratulations to the truly EPIC Darren Chillery-Watson, and all the dads who were nominated for this year’s award.