On Friday the 16th of March, Tommy's recognised some inspirational individuals and dedicated companies at our annual Tommy's Awards.
Our annual Awards are a wonderful opportunity to come together and celebrate with some of the incredible companies and individuals who have helped Tommy’s achieve all that we have across the years.
The Company Awards
The Tommy's Awards also recognise companies that make the lives of parents and parents-to-be across the UK that little bit easier with our Company Awards.
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 2018 winners:
- Best Maternity Retailer - Mothercare
- Best Pregnancy Supplement Brand – Vitabiotics Pregnacare
- Best Beauty Product for Mums – Bio-Oil
- Best Breastfeeding Support Product – Tommee Tippee
- Best Baby Online Store – Mothercare
- Best Baby Retail Store – Mothercare
- Best Baby Toy Brand – Fisher-Price
- Best Baby Healthcare Product – Calpol
- Best Baby Clothes Retailer – Next
- Best Baby Travel Product – Maxi-Cosi
- Best Family Friendly Children's Activity Provider – Water Babies
- Best Family Friendly Restaurant – Harvester
- Best Family Friendly Coffee Shop – Costa Coffee
- Best Family Friendly Supermarket – Tesco
- Best Family Friendly UK Holiday Provider – Center Parcs
- Best Family Friendly Overseas Holiday Provider – TUI Group
The Individual Awards
The Tommy's Awards celebrate special individuals who have been through 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.
The Closer 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.
2018 Winner: Steven Chidgey and Nicole Addy
On October 12th, 2016 the lives of Steven Chidgey and his partner Nicole Addy were changed forever when their beautiful baby girl Avery was born sleeping.
Steven channelled the grief of losing his daughter into some very mentally and physically challenging fundraising events, including breaking a world record with a marathon car push!
Nicole and Steven have been tireless in their commitment to raise funds awareness for Tommy’s and challenge the stigma around baby loss.
Tommy's and Mother & Baby
We are so pleased to also be partnering with Mother and Baby magazine who will be covering all of our worthy winners and helping us spread the message. They will also be offering our Tommy's supporters with a FREE downloadable issue of the magazine.
The Community Milestone 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.
2018 Winner: Water Babies for the Tommy’s Splashathon event
This year, the award went to a company that have reached the incredible milestone of raising £3 million for Tommy’s since they first started fundraising in 2006 - our splashing superheroes Water Babies for the Tommy’s Splashathon event!
The Hologic Award, celebrates a couple or individual who have faced adversity on their road to parenthood, but have shown great strength and resilience.
The Haven Act of Kindness Award recognises a person who has gone above and beyond with an act of kindness to support a family who has gone through a pregnancy complication or loss.
The Johnson & Johnson Doting Dad Award recognises a dad who has gone above and beyond to care and look after his child/children and family during a difficult pregnancy or birth.
The Sling Studio Mum’s Voice Award celebrates a mum who has spoken out about her own pregnancy experience and given hope to others.
The GSK Star Researcher Award celebrates someone who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to stimulating enthusiasm and interest in pregnancy complications research amongst the general public.
The Lansinoh Healthcare Hero Award recognises a midwife (or other medical professional) who has provided exceptional physical care or emotional support to parents in difficult times.
The Frankie & Benny’s Inspirational Family Award celebrates that extra-special family that has transformed the lives of others, or supported each other through troubled times and come out the other side.
The Water Babies Super Sibling Award celebrates a big brother or sister who has proven to be wise beyond their years after the early arrival of their new baby brother or sister.