A CHARITY that helps mums has discovered that … well, every little helps thanks to Tesco’s Mum of the Year Award.
First Days Wokingham has received a £1,000 donation as a result of its founder, Emma Cantrell, being one of 26 women shortlisted for the 2015 awards.
The awards, which were launched in 2006, celebrate women who do amazing things to help the lives of others. Last year’s winning Mums were invited to Downing Street where they met the Prime Minister.
This year, more than 5,000 entries were received.
Emma is delighted at being shortlisted.
She said: “It’s a privilege to be shortlisted among such amazing and inspirational mums for this award – there are so many women out there doing amazing things in their communities or for causes they feel strongly about.
“I am so grateful for the £1,000 that Tesco has kindly donated to First Days in recognition of our hard work.
“This donation will help us continue to work hard supporting families in Berkshire who are struggling to make ends meet.”
Emma launched First Days soon after the birth of her three-year-old daughter. The charity, which works out of warehouse space in Woodley, collects pristine used baby and toddler toys, clothes and equipment so that families in need can then re-use them.
Her nomination comes as a result of an amazing 18 months: First Days has helped more than 500 families and saved 10 tonnes of clothes and equipment from being sent to landfill.
Emma now has to wait until February to find out if she is a winner.
For more details on the contest, log on to www.tescomagazine.com/mum-of-the-year
For more on First Days, log on to www.firstdays.net