Jane Plumb, 55, of Haywards Heath was presented with her Campaigning Mum Award in a star-studded ceremony on March 23 at London’s iconic hotel, The Savoy.
Jane’s story was chosen from amongst thousands of nominations sent in from all over the UK.
Jane, who since the death of her son has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness and improve medical practice around Group B Strep infection in the UK. In 1996, Jane founded a charity called Group B Strep Support (GBSS), just four months after her son, Theo, died from the infection. Testing for Group B Strep isn’t available as part of routine ante-natal care in the UK. Group B Strep affects more children in the UK than Spina Bifida and yet few pregnant women have even heard of it.
Tesco Mum of the Year Ambassador Coleen Rooney and Tesco Mum of the Year Winners : Pamela, Lynn, Diana, Dame Sarah Storey, Jane, Laura, Maggie and Ranu
This is the ninth year of the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards, which celebrates inspirational mums from all over the UK, who have made a difference to the lives of others. The Tesco Mum of the Year Awards will be screened on Channel 5 on Mother’s Day, Sunday 30 March 2013 at 6.10pm.
For more information on the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards, please visit www.tesco.com/living (and click on the Mum of the Year section). Keep up to date with all the news from the awards on Twitter @TescoLiving #MumoftheYear
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