04 April 2011

3 beautiful hampers for 3 lucky mums on Mother's Day!

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For Mother's Day 2011 we ran a facebook competition for all our staff, both healthcare and office, to win a beautiful John Lewis hamper to be sent to their mum or a special mum that they know.  The rules were simple: become a friend of Newcross on facebook and answer in no more than 100 words "My mum is great because..."

The Senior Management Team were touched by all the heartfelt messages and they had a very difficult time deciding who to choose- so much so that the prize was extended to three lucky winners in the end! 

Our deserving winners were:



Carolyn Butler, RMN Hamilton!


Ruth Bellis. Business Centre Manager Liverpool!


Kelly Gaffney, Healthcare Recruiter Head office! 



It was clear that all entrants had spent time composing their entries but Carolyn's, Ruth's and Kelly's stood out the most, we're sure you will agree with their decision when you take a look at their entries below:

 "My mum is great because... 

 "In the last five years she has raised till 5 years old three grandchildren and sent them lovingly off to school.
She has helped my sister through a very difficult and trying period in her life and she has also supported me. I don't know what it would be like to walk in her shoes as I don't have children. Her ways can sometimes seem rigid however she wants to see us manage and not to lie down to life's troubles.
She is beautiful and dresses lovely. She always looks immaculate. " 
Please send my mother a hamper and make her very happy. Then she would know how much I love and care about her ,

Carolyn Butler RMN Hamilton


 "She put up with me and my sister
Fighting all the time
But when she got cancer
It was an uphill climb
She did eventually reached the top
And now I sometimes, have to tell her to STOP
She loves to Ski
She loves to shop
And sometimes even comes clubbing with me!
She's been all over the world
Seen the sights
and it's made her feel younger, god she put up a fight!
I would be lost without my Mum, I really would
I would keep her forever
If only I could  

Love you mum"

Kelly Gaffney, Healthcare Recruiter, Head Office


"My mum is special because.... she never had a mum from the age of 2 so has strived to give me everything she never had. She is a perfect role model to me, strong, loyal
Hardworking, loving, generous, and funny. She has just lost her best friend who she nursed through cancer taking her every month for treatment even when she lost her license due recently getting epilepsy. She has worked in care for over 20 years and gives to everyone and I want to give something to her. She was 65 this week so it would really make her month!"

Ruth Bellis, BCM Liverpool


Well done Carolyn, Ruth & Kelly and thank you to everyone that entered

Hoping you all had a very special Mother's Day