Former badminton star, Gail Emms hosted the Leicester Mercury Mum of the Year awards on 27th June. Gail was incredibly moved by the inspirational stories that were being told on the night and was delighted to be part of the event. Gail said “I am so thrilled to be involved with the Mum of the Year Awards. I really do believe that being a mum is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs you can have. All of the mums at this year’s awards are amazing women who do so much for their families and every single one of them deserves to be recognised for their achievements.”
Gail is a mother herself, having recently given birth to her second son Oliver who is the new younger brother of 2-year-old Harry.
The main award was won by Jane Plume who was nominated by her daughter Millie. She was celebrated as being a fantastic mother, as she had 3 children of her own before making the decision to adopt 2 more into the family.