On Friday the 24th of March, we had the honour of recognising some inspirational individuals and dedicated companies at our annual Tommy's Awards. The 2017 Awards were extra special for us as this year Tommy's are celebrating 25 years of saving babies lives!
It was wonderful to come together with some of the incredible companies and individuals who have helped Tommy’s achieve all that we have across the years.
Nominate your Hero
The Tommy's Awards celebrate special individuals who have been through the most challenging of times, shown great courage and strength, and given amazing support. These Awards have been made possible through the generosity of our sponsors, all of whom share our pride in these amazing and worthy heroes.
Now is your chance to nominate the special person who has helped you through the toughest of times.
The 2017 Winners
The Community Awards
Costa Star Fundraiser Award
This award recognises an extraordinary individual who has gone above and beyond to fundraise in their local community on behalf of Tommy’s.
Winner: Susan Jackson
Susan Jackson was told she was pregnant with identical twins Ella and Evie in 2010. Tragically, Evie was stillborn and she was left to take Ella home, without her precious twin.
Susan decided to channel her loss and start fundraising. She is tireless in her commitment to raise awareness for Tommy’s and challenge the stigma around baby loss. Since 2010, her focus and passion has raised more than £52,000 for Tommy’s.
Community Diamond Award
This award is given to recognise a partner that has gone the extra mile in every way to help us raise money to save more babies’ lives.
Winner: Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense for the Tommy’s Sensathon event
Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense only started supporting Tommy’s a few years ago in 2014, but they have already helped raise an incredible amount of money. We asked them to see if they could raise £375,000 for Tommy’s last year. Not only did they hit that target, they actually exceeded it by over £65,000!
The Company Awards
The Awards also recognise companies that make the lives of parents and parents-to-be across the UK that little bit easier. Earlier this year, Tommy's and Bounty asked Bounty's trusted Mums Panel to help us shortlist your favourite family-friendly brands. We then put the vote out to parents across the UK.
The 2017 winners:
Best Maternity Wear – Mothercare
Best Pregnancy Supplement – Vitabiotics Pregnacare
Best Beauty Product for Mums – Bio-Oil
Best Breastfeeding Equipment – Tommee Tippee
Best Baby Food – Ella’s Kitchen
Best Baby Toy Brand – Fisher-Price
Best Baby Healthcare Product – Calpol
Best Baby Toiletries Brand – Johnson’s Baby
Best Baby Clothes Retailer - Next
Best Baby Travel Product – Maxi Cosi
Best Family Friendly Supermarket - ASDA
Best Family Friendly Restaurant - Harvester
Best Fitness and Leisure Provider – Fitness First
Best Family Friendly Bank or Building Society - Halifax
Best Family Friendly Activity Provider- Tumble Tots
Best Family Friendly UK Holiday Provider – Center Parcs UK
Best Family Friendly Overseas Holiday Provider- Thomas Cook
The Boots Healthcare Hero Award is given to a healthcare professional who has provided exceptional physical care or emotional support to parents in difficult times.
Sling Studio Mum’s Voice Award recognises a mum who has given strength to thousands of other mums by sharing her story.
Persil Non-Bio and Comfort Pure Angel Award celebrates a partner, relative, or friend who has gone out of their way to support and comfort a parent through pregnancy complication or loss.
The ASDA Courage Award, celebrates a couple or individual who have faced adversity on their road to parenthood, but have shown great strength and resilience.
The Center Parcs Super Sibling Award celebrates a big brother or sister, who has proved to be wise beyond their years, after a difficult journey to the arrival of their sibling.
The Babies “R” Us Doting Dad Award recognises a Dad who has gone above and beyond to care and look after his family during a difficult pregnancy or birth.
The Arla Inspirational Mum Award recognises a mum who has endured a very difficult pregnancy journey with both courage and dignity.
The ASDA Little Angels Little Champion Award recognises the tremendous courage and determination shown by a child born prematurely who has proved to be a little fighter.