Tommy's Awards 2019
The Tommy's Awards are over for another year!
About the awards
A huge thank you to our amazing hosts Giovanna Fletcher and Saira Khan who helped us honour the incredible supporters, families, researchers, brands and healthcare professionals who have come #TogetherForChange in the last 12 months.
Meet all of your amazing individual and brand award winners:
Every year we are amazed by the heartfelt nominations made by friends, families and patients who want to highlight the strength and determination of others. Here are this year's individual Tommy's Award winners:
Little Champion: Sia
As Tommy’s originally began 27 years ago to tackle premature birth it seems fitting that we start with the Little Champion Award, which recognises the tremendous courage and determination shown by a child born prematurely who has fought and triumphed against all odds.
Inspirational Mum: Ola Adegbenro
The Inspirational Mum Award recognises a mum who has gone through a difficult pregnancy journey and made it through with bravery and courage. This year, we awarded the Tommy’s Inspirational Mum award to the incredible Ola Adegbenro.
Mum’s Voice: Jennie Agg
This is a special award given to someone who has bravely and unflinchingly spoken out about her own pregnancy experience and given hope to others. Jennie has written bravely and honesty about her experience of recurrent miscarriage.
Super Sibling: Freddie Pugh
This award celebrates a sibling who has proven to be wise beyond their years after the loss or early arrival of a sibling. This year it went to a very special boy who goes out of his way to help his family and keep his sister Lola in their hearts.
Star Researcher: Dr Caroline Ovadia
The Star Researcher Award celebrates someone who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to stimulating enthusiasm and interest in pregnancy complications research amongst the general public.
Inspirational Dad: Zeghum Shah
This award recognises a dad who has gone through a difficult pregnancy journey with bravery and courage and stood in solidarity and support with their partner. This year’s very deserving winner, is Zeghum Shah, who was nominated by his wife Sidra.
The Brand Awards were conducted in partnership with Bounty, who asked their Mums Panel and over 1 million subscribers to vote for the Best Family Brands in the UK. Here's who they chose:
1 Best Baby Clothes Retailer
George at Asda
2 Best Maternity Retailer
3 Best Pregnancy Supplement Brand
Vitabiotics for Pregnacare
4 Best Beauty Brand for Mums
Palmer's Cocoa Butter
5 Best Baby Healthcare Brand
6 Best High Chair
7 Best Baby Bouncer
The Jumperoo by Fisher Price
8 Best Family Friendly Children's Activity Provider
9 Best Family Friendly Coffee Shop
10 Best Family Friendly UK Holiday Provider
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