Thanks to a very special Mum!

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  • Jolene Constable, 28, from Wivenhoe in Essex, tells us why her mum deserved to win a private cooking lesson.

    ‘When I was little, my house was always full of kids. Despite already having four daughters, Mum would also be looking after someone else’s children, just so their tired parents could have a break.

    ‘Just before Christmas, a few years ago, Mum and I were sitting in my sister’s pub, chatting with the regulars, and five of them mentioned they’d be spending Christmas alone. Without a second thought, Mum invited them all to dinner. In the end, we had to cook it in the pub!

    ‘Mum’s retired now, but helps out driving the elderly and doing their shopping, so when she told us, a year ago, she was going to start fostering, we wondered where she’d find the time.

    She’s been like a mother to so many people over the years – even today, we can’t walk down the street or go for a drink without someone calling out ‘Hi Mum!’ I’m so happy she won – she deserves to let us take care of her for once!’

    Pauline Stanley 63, a retired postwoman, also from Wivenhoe.

    ‘When Jolene texted me out of the blue to tell me P&G wanted to give me a prize for being a special mum, I couldn’t believe they’d chosen me! But I’m so pleased they did; I had such a lovely time learning how to cook like a pro… and the beef Wellington and chocolate cheesecake we made were absolutely delicious! Thank you p&G for making it so special for me, and thank you so much to a day to remember.’

    Proud Sponsor of Mums P&G has been helping to make mums’ lives easier for over 175 years with trusted household brands such as Fairy, Ambi Pur and Iams. Now it’s saying thank you to mums for all the amazing things they do.

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