Blog from the founder of the charity Little Troopers. Military wife and mum sharing thoughts and feelings of being a British Armed Forces family.

Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. We provide fundamental resources, initiatives and events to ease and aid repeated separation periods aiming to keep parent and child connected and bonded even when miles apart

1 Feb 2015

Tesco Mum of the Year 2015

"Hi Louise, you've been nominated for Tesco Mum of the Year"
A bizarre phone call I took on a dark winter afternoon, what a lovely thing to be nominated for I thought. I did some research and saw that in its 10th year Tesco Mum of the Year was a great initiative celebrating women who are mum's but also doing some amazing things.
Being a mummy is something I truly love, my Little Trooper who is now 11 is something I am very proud to have created! to think someone out there thought I was worthy of Tesco Mum of the Year was overwhelming but there were thousands of entries and 28 shortlisted so I was sure I wouldn't win.
Just before Christmas I got a call to say I had won! I was Supportive Mum of the Year,  I was one of a lucky 7 women to have been chosen as winners for 2015 Tesco Mum of the Year! Blimey.....
I went up to London in early January for a photo shoot for Tesco Living magazine and met all the other winners, I was in great company, inspiring stories from women across the country all fulfilling their passion for various reasons often related to personal circumstance.

Enjoying some bubbles with some other winners after the photo shoot
When we experience things in life we often as humans want to stop others from experiencing the same hurt, discomfort, pain and it makes us try to create a barrier for others, this is definitely where My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures was born from.
Read all about the other winners and their stories here; 2015 Tesco Mum of the Year Winners
The 2015 winners
I'm humbled to be a part of something so special it really is a lovely team and its like a huge, warm hug of encouragement for what you are trying to achieve, I feel really lucky and definitely can't wait for the awards on 1st March at The Savoy in London!
Most of all I am so pleased the cause My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures and the Little Troopers is being talked about and raised as something important and worthy, children of British Army soldiers need support, they need a network and resources that enable them to deal with the unique daily challenges a military family can face and as lovely as it is to win awards such as this my main objective as always is to make sure the Little Troopers are continually supported.
Will update post the awards! Louise xxxx

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