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Coleraine mother crowned NI’s 2016 SuperMum

Coleraine mother of three Charlene Dickey has been announced as Northern

Ireland’s top mum at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Parliament

Buildings, Stormont.

Thirty-five mums from across Northern Ireland were honoured at the

SuperValu SuperMums ceremony which saw Derry~Londonderry’s Orla

McLaughlin announced as a runner-up alongside Co Down’s Anouska Black.

SuperValu Portstewart’s SuperMum Charlene was crowned the winner by a

judging panel for working tirelessly to raise over £120,000 for a life-changing

operation for her son Oliver, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, which led him to

take his first steps just months later.

Charlene is now an inspiration to other mothers as she supports other families

who have children with Cerebral Palsy, offering help, guidance and information.

Hundreds of nominations were received for the competition, sponsored by

Magnum and Robinsons, from inspiring mothers and 35 finalists were chosen

from SuperValu stores across Northern Ireland.

The grand final was hosted by TV personality Claire McCollum who crowned Charlene the overall SuperValu SuperMum 2016, presenting a

family trip to Disneyland Paris, courtesy of Clubworld Travel.

“Congratulations to Charlene on being crowned SuperValu SuperMum 2016. This year we were overwhelmed with wonderful mums and their

selflessness and Charlene truly is a SuperMum, not only in the incredible fundraising work she achieved to help her son Oliver walk, but in the

support she is giving back to the community and those families in a similar situation,” said Kate Ferguson, communications manager at SuperValu.

“There are so many inspirational mothers across Northern Ireland who show such humility when dealing with life’s challenges.”


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