Winners of the Tommy's Awards 2014

Now in its 19th year, The Tommy’s Awards is an annual event, celebrating special individuals and parent-friendly organisations that make a difference to the lives of families all over the UK.

The Tommy’s Awards gives families the chance to:

  • say thank you to healthcare professionals
  • honour people who gave them care and support during a difficult time
  • recognise organisations going the extra mile to make life easier for parents and parents-to-be.

The Tommy's Awards are organised in partnership with Bounty, the UK’s favourite parenting club. The Tommy's Awards are voted for by parents.  

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Individual Award winners

Our Individual Awards honour some very special people whose lives have been touched by our cause and thank the family, friends and health professionals who have been there for each other during the toughest of times.

The Angel Award

Persil & Comfort award logo 2014 Mark Corns won the Angel Award after helping deliver not just one, but two premature arrivals after wife Jenny suddenly went into labour at 32 weeks. With snowy conditions delaying the ambulance, Mark’s quick thinking saved the lives of their beautiful twins, Katy and Emelia. 

 


The Champion Children Award

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Mason won the Champion Children Award. Four year-old Mason was born 15 weeks early weighing just 11b 10 oz. He spent 13 weeks in hospital and battled a host of complications, and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy affecting the left side of his body. Mason has worked tirelessly to master his physical challenges so he can run, swim and jump and do all the things four year-olds love to get up to.

 

 


The Champion Children Award

BABW award logo 2014

 Warwick arrived at 29 weeks and experienced a bleed on the brain so severe that medics doubted he would survive. With no quality of life ahead of him, parents Leigh and Dave Dumighan made the heart-breaking decision to move him to palliative care. Against all the odds, Warwick went on to make a miracle recovery.

 

 


The Courage Award

ASDA award logo 2014

 Rebecca nominated husband Antony Hoffman for giving her the hope and strength to believe that they would one day become parents. After suffering 13 years of miscarriages and the devastating loss of premature son Antony, the couple were finally granted their wish in 2013 with the birth of baby son Jack, born healthy and happy at full term.

 

 


The Super Sibling Award

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Michelle nominated her son Alfie for the sensitivity and courage he showed when his little brother Oliver was born prematurely, and passed away at just 39 days old. Alfie has always wanted to be a big brother and is now a protective super sibling to little sister Maisie.  

 


The First Hug Award

Forever Friends award logo 2014

New dad Andrew Webster took that special first hug on behalf of the whole family after daughter Poppy arrived unexpectedly at just 26 weeks. Partner Mandy Lund was diagnosed with a severe form of pre-eclampsia, and dad Andrew was the rock of the family while mum and baby were treated in separate specialist hospitals.  

 


The Grandparents Lifetime Achievement Award

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Devoted mother and grandmother Barbara Wright has supported daughter Sam Summerson through years of miscarriages and three premature arrivals. When Sam went into labour prematurely last year with her husband serving in Afghanistan, Barbara repeatedly made the trip from Wales to Yorkshire to support Sam and the family.  

 


The Miracle Workers Award

Hologic award logo 2014 Neonatal nurse Karen Ranson won the Miracle Workers Award for the care and friendship she showed to premature baby Emily and her proud mum, Laura Webb. Karen, who works at West Suffolk Hospital, looked after Emily for six weeks in NICU and showed great consideration in supporting Laura, explaining Emily’s complications and treatment and ultimately saving her life.  

 


The Healthcare Hero Award

  Tracy Rea, a specialist bereavement midwife at Milton Keynes Hospital, has supported Kayleigh and her partner through the loss of her stillborn baby and her subsequent pregnancies. Tracey advocated for Kayleigh to have extra care while pregnant with baby Ammberley, who was born healthy at 38 weeks. Working with a colleague, she has set up her own support group for women who are pregnant following a stillbirth.  

Company Award winners

These are the companies that parents have chosen for the extra effort they make to support families.

Retail therapy

Best maternity retailer: Mothercare

Best online baby retailer: Kiddicare

Best high street retainer: Next

Best family-friendly supermarket: Asda

 

Rest and recuperation

Best baby-friendly chain cafe or coffee shop: Costa

Best holiday provider: Centerparcs

Best skincare product for mums: Bio-Oil

Best baby skincare product: Johnson&Johnson

Out with the family

Best children's activity provider: Tumbletots

Best baby-changing facilities: Mothercare

Best family-friendly restaurant: Harvester

The Tommy’s & EBP Green Award

The Tommy's & EBP Green Award: Ella's kitchen

Tommy’s Community Diamond Award 

The Community Diamond Award: Virgin Money Giving

 

If you would like to find out more about the Tommy's Awards and how you can get involved in 2015 please email awards@tommys.org


 

We would like to thank the following companies for their support!

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