On Sunday 1st March 2015 I stood on a stage at The Savoy in London and accepted an award for Tesco Supportive Mum of the Year 2015.
I was in a room of people celebrating women who have achieved great things, causes they are truly passionate about and it was a great place for me to be reiterating that children of soldiers don’t always have it easy and there must be a support community for them.
I felt so honored to have people listen to the story of how My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures came about and to see my Little Trooper, Madison on a big screen telling everyone how it has helped her made everything worth it.
So many say this to me, they are little people with feelings and emotions and sometimes we need to be their holding hand and help them process those feelings when they are scared, frightened, worried or just missing their soldier and if I can be that holding hand and can ease that separation period with My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures then we are achieving what I want.
A visit to 10 Downing Street the day after the awards was also a fantastic opportunity, we met Nicky Morgan Secretary of State for Education. I wanted to speak with her about the Service pupil premium that schools receive as I feel passionately that schools need guidance on that…will keep you posted!
Tesco Mum of the Year has been amazing, new friends met and so many memories made but as always this isn’t about me it is about raising awareness of the challenges British Army families face on a daily basis and highlighting why this support is needed.
Many tears were shed on Sunday at the awards ceremony and so many mummy’s in one place all proving that women with a passion can achieve anything.
Thanks Tesco, its been a blast!
p.s Blue was a bit of a highlight too!!