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Tommys Awards 2014 Winners

Tommys Awards 2014 Winners

danielle and winnerThe Tommy’s Awards 2014
with Bounty
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in this year’s Awards – we’re pleased to announce that together we have managed to raise an amazing £25,000 for Tommy’s!

Peppa Pig
We got our glad rags on for the star-studded Awards ceremony, rubbing shoulders with celebs such as Katy Hill, Nancy Sorrell... and not forgetting Peppa Pig! It was certainly an emotional day hearing all of the winner’s stories first-hand and we felt extremely proud to be the official partner for the Awards, helping to raise money for such a fantastic cause.

Check out this video which features all of the highlights.

Read the touching and inspirational stories of 2014 Individual Awards’ winners…

The Persil Non-Bio and Comfort Pure Angel Award winner - Mark CornsThe Persil Non-Bio and Comfort Pure Angel Award winner - Mark Corns There’s an incredible story behind this year’s Angel Award, involving a family who live at the top of a hill, snowy conditions, a delayed ambulance and not one but TWO premature arrivals. Jenny nominated her husband Mark after he delivered their twins at home when they arrived suddenly at just 32 weeks. Katy wasn’t breathing when she was born and without Mark’s fast thinking, babies Katy and Amelia wouldn’t be here today.. (more)

“I nominated him because I want him to know just how thankful I am. We have lost twins before and when I went into labour this time round, Mark gave me a look as if to say that’s not going to happen again.” Mark's wife Jenny

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Champion Children Award winner – Mason Checketts The Build-A-Bear Workshop Champion Children Award winner – Mason Checketts Mason was born 15 weeks prematurely, weighing just 1lb 10oz and confounded doctors’ expectations at every turn. Mason was diagnosed when he was a baby with cerebral palsy which affects the left side of his body and has worked every day since to master his physical challenges so that he can run, swim and jump and do all the things that four year olds love to get up to. (more)

“Mason is a very determined little boy who doesn’t give up on anything. We nominated Mason for the Tommy’s Awards because he is determined to make a difference to children like himself.” Mason's mum Natalie

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Champion Children Award winner - Warwick DumighanThe Build-A-Bear Workshop Champion Children Award winner - Warwick Dumighan Warwick, born at 29 weeks, is the closest example to a miracle that we’ve seen at the Tommy’s Awards. Placed on the palliative care list and discharged from hospital to make memories with his family, without the support of the neonatal unit Warwick began a miraculous recovery that has astonished even medical professionals.(more)

“Warwick is a little miracle – I have never seen a recovery like that before and I don’t know if I’ll see another again.” Nurse Sarah Edgar from the Birmingham Heartlands Neonatal Unit

The Asda Courage Award winner – Anthony HoffmanThe Asda Courage Award winner – Anthony Hoffman Antony gave his wife Rebecca the courage to try for a family after nine miscarriages and the loss of their premature son in 2010. For the whole time, Antony stood strong and told her never to give up hope. The couple had just adopted two children, Jayden, six, and Ruby-May, five, and Anthony looked after the whole family when Rebecca fell pregnant again in 2012. She delivered their son Jack, who was born happy and healthy at full term. (more)

“He’s a wonderful father, an inspiration to others and a constant reminder than you should never lose hope or give up.” Anthony's wife Rebecca

The Forever Friends First Hug Award winner – Andrew WebsterThe Forever Friends First Hug Award winner – Andrew Webster Mandy was 26 weeks pregnant when she started experiencing the symptoms of HELLP Syndrome (severe pre-eclampsia) and as a result, underwent an emergency c-section at Leighton hospital in Crewe. While Mandy and their daughter Poppy were treated in separate hospitals, Andrew would visit Mandy in the morning, spend the day with Poppy and come back to Mandy in the evening. He also set up Babylink so that Mandy could see Poppy on an online portal.(more)

“He now has the most amazing bond with Poppy and whenever he walks into the room, her eyes light up. I can’t thank him enough for his strength and love.” Andrew's partner, Mandy

The Center Parcs Super Sibling Award winner – Alfie RileyThe Center Parcs Super Sibling Award winner – Alfie Riley Michelle nominated her son Alfie for the care and courage he showed when his little brother was born 13 weeks prematurely, and passed away at just 39 days old. Alfie, now four, has achieved his dream of being a big brother with little sister Maisie, and is taking his duties very seriously including looking after her at nursery.

“Alfie has given me so much support during my darkest days after losing Oliver – his smiles and cheekiness lifted me up and if it wasn’t for him I don’t know how I would have made it here today.’’ Alfie's mum, Michelle

The Hologic Miracle Workers Award winner – Karen RansonThe Hologic Miracle Workers Award winner – Karen Ranson Laura’s baby Emily was born at just 29 weeks and was put under the care of the neonatal unit where nurse Karen Ranson is a Sister. Not only did Karen take great care of Emily, she also proved to be an emotional rock for Emily’s parents, Laura and Luke, with her compassion and warmth. On each occasion, Karen was there to talk through Laura’s anxieties and concerns and be a shoulder to cry on. Finally after six weeks in the neonatal unit, Emily was at last well enough to go home.(more)

“I cannot fault her one little thing; she works so hard, giving each and every parent there so much. She just stood out and the words thank you don’t even cover it, she really was Emily’s angel.” Former patient, Laura

The Danone Healthcare Hero Award winner – Tracy Rea The Danone Healthcare Hero Award winner – Tracy Rea Kayleigh Moore nominated bereavement midwife Tracy for the exceptional support she gave her after her baby son was stillborn. Tracy went on to care for her through her subsequent pregnancies, and seeing a gap in care, working with a colleague she then set up a support group to help mums through the emotional and nerve-wracking experience of being pregnant again following a stillbirth. (more)

“Tracy has been there for me through everything, and her constant support has helped to make the unbearable bearable. When my husband and I lost our son Keegan, followed by a miscarriage six months later, Tracy was my rock.” Former patient, Kayleigh

The Simplyhealth Grandparents Lifetime Achievement Award winner – Barbara WrightThe Simplyhealth Grandparents Lifetime Achievement Award winner – Barbara Wright Barbara has supported Sam through the heartache of 13 miscarriages and three premature babies, and was there for her again when she went into premature labour last year just 30 weeks into her pregnancy. With Sam’s husband serving in Afghanistan, Barbara travelled for three hours to Sam’s home to see her though a complicated emergency c-section. After baby Jasmyn was born, Barbara cared for her grandchildren aged 14 and nine while Sam was being treated for suspected meningitis. (more)

“She is my best friend, and I can never say thank you enough for the last fifteen years, or tell her how much I love her.” Daughter, Sam

And the company winners are…

Best baby changing
facilities
Best baby changing

Best baby friendly chain café or coffee shop
Best baby friendly chain cafe
Best baby skincare product

Best baby skincare product
Best children’s activity
provider
Best children’s activity

Best family-friendly restaurant

Best family restaurant
Best family-friendly supermarket

Best family supermarket
Best high street retailer

Best high street retailer
Best holiday provider

Best holiday provider
Best maternity retailer

Best maternity retailer
Best online baby retailer

Best online baby retailer
Best skincare product for mums

Best skincare product for mums
The Tommy’s & EBP
Green Award
The Tommy’s & EBP

The Tommy’s Community Diamond Award
The Tommy’s Community Diamond Award
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