Tommy’s Awards Ceremony

Well we had a fantastic day. Gorgeous weather, great journey and everyone was lovely – we felt like celebs for the day honestly! David & Carrie Grant – who were hosting the event, were so gracious and such lovely people and she is absolutely stunning IRL. She told Laura how beautiful she was and how she had said to David as they walked in how beautiful that young girl is and didn’t realise it was Laura! She said her story was incredible and then proceeded to grab my hand and drool over my nails – which boosted my confidence somewhat!!!! She is very funky and carries it off so well and I had black and silver animal print tips. Russ said I should have told her that I did them myself and I could have got some celeb business – typical him!

Terri Dwyer and Nancy Sorrell were fab too, such lovely normal people – no airs or graces. Beautiful hotel and the lunch was sensational. We sat with Phillipa Forrester who presented Laura with her award and it was so emotional. She read out my nomination letter before she called Laura up onto stage and I was discreetly videoing and then she summoned me up onto the stage to have my photo taken for OK with her and Laura. A few tears were shed, it was surreal listening to her reading our story. We were all so proud of Laura and her older brother got quite emotional too, he was 5 when Laura was born so has some memories. The rest of the photos will be in OK, not sure when yet.

Came home with lovely memories, goody bags and a years subscription to Candis and Laura got a £250 cheque too! Just in time for holiday spends!!

My Laura has won…..

the Tommys Triumph Award for a premature baby who survived against all odds and has grown up and achieved great things!! I nominated her after seeing Samantha Bond talking about it on This Morning at the beginning of Feb and completely forgot all about it!! This afternoon I got the email to say she had won We have to attend an awards ceremony next Friday in London at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hyde Park, meet celebrities, have a champagne reception, posh dinner and Phillipa Forrester is presenting Laura with her award. OK Magazine are covering the event and Laura has to give interviews to them and to Candis magazine who are the sponsors. Oh my goodness, now we have to find something to wear, mmm our nails and hair will need doing – well at least I can do our nails now!! ……..oh my gosh!!!!!!!!