Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015 – the big day

On Sunday, 1 March, 2015 I attended a very special event indeed. Appropriately dated to fall close to Mother’s Day, the Tesco Mum of the Year awards pays tribute to an exceptional group of mums; mums who have worked hard to support others, after much personal sacrifice of their own. I was lucky enough to meet these women in the ‘green room’ (I know!), and was humbled by how normal these extraordinary women are. Incredibly nervous, worried about tripping up the steps, and coming face-to-face with celebrity presenters, these are just everyday people. Except they’re not.

Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015 at the Savoy London

The very special women who are the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards winners for 2015

These women have all worked their socks off to achieve things which mean so much, not only to themselves, but to so many other people who, without their support, would have harder lives. Lord knows being a mum is a challenge at times. Throw a life-changing event into that mix and it gets harder still. Find a mum who has all that on her plate, yet still works tirelessly for others, and you have a supermum.

I wrote about Gail earlier in the year, and I was privileged to meet her before the ceremony to find out more about her charity Wipe Away Those Tears. Her co-winners were equally impressive, and we all chatted over champagne as we watched the enormous green-room operation that an event like this needs getting underway. Then it was off to the very glamorous dining room of the Savoy for a gorgeous dinner, and some hobnobbing with Blue, Fearne Cotton, and Eileen from Coronation Street (her name’s Sue, and I know this because I sat with her last year for a good old natter, but sorry Sue, you’ll always be Eileen to me)!

It really is the most wonderful event, and I’m always so happy to be involved in it. Check out the winners in my little video, and see some of the higlights of the day on the Mum of the Year website.

My attendance at the awards, and this post, were part of my role as ambassador to the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards. Photos in the video were partly my own, and partly courtesy of Tesco.

9 thoughts on “Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015 – the big day”

  1. What a posh night out! I’d be too nervous to talk to anyone I think. It’s a great thing to be a part of, and I’m sure you fulfill the role incredibly well 🙂

    • It was Mummy Barrow who gave me the confidence to do it, but once I’d plucked up the courage to talk to Fearne Cotton there was no stopping me!

      • You talked to Fearne Cotton!! Wow. I’m telling all my teenagers I know someone who knows Fearne Cotton – they hate that sort of thing 😀

  2. Hi Helen,

    It is a lovely competition isn’t it? I used to be heavily involved in the awards back in the day – they started in 2005. For three years – until I left to freelance – I was the lucky one who used to read every single entry that came into the office. It was a long job that needed a lot of wine at the end of the day to get me through it! Many of the letters made me ball, but more importantly filled me with pride – that this nation is FULL of amazing women who reach above and beyond and do so much for so many. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Sounds as though you had the most amazing evening Helen. Congratulations to all the ladies nominated – you are all an inspiration x


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