Mums are pretty amazing people and your hard work should be acknowledged and celebrated every day, not just one day per year!
But, with Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, Gala Bingo has come up with a ‘Most Amazing Mums’ Bingo card and is also giving away a great Mother’s Day experience for two, worth £200 in partnership with AOL. To join in with the celebrations, we thought we’d look in to some of the most amazing mums of last year.
Every year Readers of Tesco Magazine are asked to nominate women, who they know, for the awards below in order to honour women who go ‘above and beyond the call of duty’. 2014 is the tenth year of the award ceremony and is a wonderful way to recognise ordinary mothers (and one celebrity) for the extraordinary things that they do.
- Supportive Mum of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Community Mum of the Year
- Charitable Mum of the Year
- Campaigning Mum of the Year
- Achieving Mum of the Year
Here are some of the mums’ stories:
Supportive Mum of the Year – Diana Golding
Diana Golding has been recognised for her support of her two daughters who wanted to play football. In doing so, she eventually became chairwoman of the Bury Ladies and Girls Football Club, giving thousands of girls – in addition to her own two – the benefit of what is now twelve years’ experience and an incredible level of support.
Lifetime Achievement Award winner – Pam Clarke
At 86, Pam has recovered from cancer twice – in the form of stomach cancer and throat cancer – and has shown tireless dedication to her community, and to fundraising for charity despite her illness. The judges referred to Pam as a ‘selfless lady with boundless energy’ and her story is indeed inspirational.
Celebrity Mum of the Year – Dame Sarah Storey
Sarah has an achieved an awful lot in her time, having won four gold medals as a cyclist in the London Paralympics in 2012, she gave birth to her daughter in 2013 and six weeks later was back training, as well as fulfilling her charity commitments. Sarah and her husband founded the charity Boot Out Breast Cancer in 2010 and has raised £400,000 for the charity since its launch.
The nicest thing about Mother’s Day is showing your mum a little appreciation, and whilst nationwide recognition for these mums has been fantastic, it could be as simple as just giving your mum some time and attention this year. Why not treat her to something special – you could even enter the giveaway with Gala Bingo and AOL above to be in with a chance to take your mum away for a luxury break!
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