RAF Mum named Community Mum of the Year

An Elgin woman has been named as ‘Community Mum of the Year’ by a national store.

lindsay-nelson1Lindsay Nelson, 32, was revealed as the winner of the award by Tesco after a panel of celebrity judges praised her “hard work and amazing achievements”.

The judging panel, which included Michelle Mone, Arlene Phillips and Denise Lewis, highlighted the work of Lindsay in creating a support system for families of service personnel in Afghanistan.

So successful was Lindsay’s system that it is now used as a blueprint for welfare support to families of deployed RAF personnel.

Lindsay, the wife of an RAF serviceman and a mother-of-four, will be presented with her Tesco Mum of the Year award at a glittering ceremony in London.

Lindsay is also a volunteer co-ordinator for SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association), an organisation that helps service families through difficult times. She is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to those that need her sympathetic ear and wealth of knowledge. (See more about SSAFA in the video below).

Liz Jarvis, Tesco Mum of the Year Editor, said: “Lindsay stood out to the judges because of the way she has helped to create a thriving and supportive community for the families of servicemen during what can be an incredibly isolating time.

“It’s a privilege to be able to recognise Lindsay with this award and tell the world what a fantastic and important job she is doing.”

More information on the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards is available online.

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