Mum Of The Year: Nominate your mother and show her you care
MUM Of The Year nominations are already rolling in... so why not tell us why your mum is so special to you?
The competition, organised by the Grimsby Telegraph and sponsored by St Andrew's Hospice, is simple to enter.
All you have to do is write a short paragraph about why your mum is so special and send it to us with a photograph of your mum.
If your mother is crowned number one – there are £400 worth of prizes to be won – such as a nights stay at The Humber Royal, a meal for two and a bottle of wine worth £250.
The winner could also get their hands on a gel nail kit worth £70, kindly donated by Cindys Accessories in Scunthorpe.
Zoe Leeman, 24, of Cleethorpes has nominated her "supermum" Christine Leeman because she goes out of her way to help.
Zoe said: "I am nominating my mum for Mum Of The Year 2013 as she has done so much for me, my two brothers and the rest of the family.
"She goes out of her way to help us all and she cares more about us then herself. This nomination will show how much she means to us.
"My mum has been through a lot but she's got so much positive attitude each day and she makes use feel positive in our lives when it gets tough. She's always there to listen and it has helped me see that I don't need to worry; this makes me feel positive each day."
Zoe added her mum has helped her through the "good and bad times".
She said: "I am so happy I have a mum like her, because she makes me so proud to be her daughter.
"I feel I have grown into a confident women because she's been there for me."
Belinda Watson is mum to Glenn Russell, 25, who uses St Andrew's Hospice because he has a congenital condition called Hallervorden-Spatz, which causes severe muscle spasms.
Glenn is currently having bed rest at the hospice.
Belinda, of Grimsby, said: "You just get on with being a mum and whatever problems you have in life, you just deal with it.
"I'm always by Glenn's side to help him get through it, because the spasms are so painful.
"He has always had the disease and it is gradually getting worse as he gets older.
"I think the competition is a really good idea, it will make mums feels appreciated."
St Andrew's Hospice patient Charlotte Sharpe, 82, is a proud great-grandmother to nine, grandmother to six and a mother to three.
She has lymphopenia in her left leg, caused by having her lymph nodes removed after having battling cancer, which makes it very difficult for her to walk.
Charlotte said: "I really enjoyed bringing my children – Susan, Kay and Kenneth – up, and I must have done something right because they have turned out well!
"I think the most important thing about being a mum is to provide a good stable home and guidance."
Julie Borrell, nursing assistant at St Andrew's Hospice said the children's unit is very family orientated and mums are often the main source of support.
Julie, from Yarborough Road, Grimsby, said: "I have worked at St Andrew's Hospice for 12 years and people ask how I can work there.
"But it is a very lovely and uplifting place. The support mums give to poorly children is unbelievable."
Julie said her mum Christine Gurnell, who lives a couple of doors away from her, loves to keep active.
She added: "My mum is very active and is enjoying life, with line dancing and trips with friends.
"She is a very good mum and is always there for me."
St Andrew's Hospice is pleased to sponsor Mum of The Year – "making each day count" for families at St. Andrew's Hospice, Peaks Lane, Grimsby.
You can contact the centre on 01472 350908 or visit www.standrewshospice.com.
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Say thanks to your mother with a letter
This is your chance to show your mother how much you care and appreciate her and why.
To nominate your mum, simply send in or e-mail a short paragraph (about 150 words), with your name, your mum’s name and her photograph, and your telephone number to: Caroline Whelpton, Mum Of The Year Competition, Grimsby Telegraph, 80 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, DN31 3EH, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Usual Telegraph rules apply.