Our #dontsweatit hero
Throughout autumn we have been asking you to nominate your #dontsweatithero, giving you the chance to celebrate those unsung champions!
We had so many heartfelt submissions it was a tough job to pick just one winner from the selection of humbling and inspiring stories. With a little help from our very own #dontsweatit ambassador Christine, we have finally decided on a winner; the wonderful Marie Freed.
A HUGE congratulations to Marie and very well done to all those who took part.
We selected Marie from the list of worthy entrants as she has set a great example to her daughter Leah Sullivan inspiring her to become the best mum she can be, as Leah wrote in her nomination story;
“She is my hero and I wouldn't be the Mummy I am today without her enduring love and the amazing example she has set.”
Marie is also selfless; always putting others before herself and providing a loving and homely environment for the children she has fostered and nurtured for over 14 years!
“She is a hero because over the past 14 years, she has selflessly worked as a foster carer, providing a loving and caring home for over 40 looked after children”
“She does not have a selfish bone in her body. She has always put us and her foster children before anything and anyone else, and she continues to be the most caring, giving, generous Grandma now, to her 5 grandchildren.”
Marie still fosters now and makes sure everyone feels an integral part of the family.
“She makes me so proud.”
We also love her #dontsweatit attitude towards life! She must be cool, calm and collected to look after all those children and still look fabulous.
“She puts everyone else before herself, is constantly on the go, running around after everyone, without complaining or breaking a sweat!”
Well done from all of us here at Soft & Gentle!
28th October 2014
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