This week I was privileged to have been part of the judging panel for the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards.
These are real woman with the most amazing and inspirational stories. And myself, along with TV star and dance choreographer Arlene Phillips, Olympic athlete Denise Lewis, underwear entrepreneur Michelle Mone and TV presenter Emma Forbes had to read through all the shortlisted entries and decide who should be put forward in the various categories.
Believe you me it was bloody tough.
I sat on the train down to London, reading through the entries and quite unashamedly wept.
Stories of loss, of triumph, of fighting spirit, of friendship – all these women who have done quite remarkable things.
And so, as a tribute to these awards and all these women, this week’s theme is: Inspirational People.
Who has inspired you? A relative, your own mum, your dad, a close friend, someone famous, a stranger even.
Let’s give these wonderful unsung heroes a platform to shine from.
Remember, The Gallery isn’t about technically brilliant photos. It’s about rediscovering photos; both old and new.
It’s about finding excuses to use them again, sparking your imagination, inspiring.
And absolutely ANYONE can join in.
Come back on Wednesday to add your link when The Gallery post goes up. Then visit as many of the other entries as you can to see what they’ve come up with.
The link stays open for a week so it doesn’t matter if you can’t post on Wednesday.
You will get out of this what you put into it.
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