When I was approached by Canesten to talk about a woman in my life who had helped or inspired me for the #SHEHELPED Campaign, I knew straight away the perfect woman as she has done both.
The Lady who Inspires Me #SHEHELPED
My Mum has devoted her life to bringing up me and my two sisters showing us unconditional love every single day and putting us first before herself. My Mum has brought me up with a fantastic understanding of what it is to be loved and has taught me how to love others and become the Mum I am today. When I was 17, I had the difficult task of telling my Mum that I was pregnant. Instead of judging me she showed me nothing but love all the way through the pregnancy supporting me by attending all my antenatal appointments and the scans and most importantly was there with me throughout the delivery and it lasted a whopping 28 hours!
The really hard work came when my son was born and then my Mum really excelled herself helping with the night feeds, bathing, taking him out for walks and all of the everyday tasks you have as a new Mum. When my son became a toddler I even went back to work as a travel agent whilst my mum took care of my son and encouraged me to still have a social life with my friends.
My Mum is still the perfect Nanna 19 years on and has a fantastic relationship with both her grandsons. I can always call on her for help and guidance day or night, she has helped and supported me through years of Ill health and is just a phone call away when I need to let off steam or just for a good old natter. My Mum is an amazing woman and the best role model a young girl could have had.
Share your Own Story of being inspired by an amazing Women to Win a £75 John Lewis Gift Voucher #SHEHELPED
The campaign encompasses the #SheHelped theme, which is based around promoting the small and big things that women do every day to help other women.
This campaign is centred on honouring women. Canesten want to hear about amazing women everywhere.
They are committed to constantly finding new ways of supporting women to lead healthy fulfilling lives and encourage women to help each other, share knowledge and advice.
Canesten help women around the world, providing education and solutions for their intimate health. They also want to help those women who are less fortunate than most of us. That is why they wanted to support, in any way we could, refugee women affected by the Middle East crisis who are living in sub-standard conditions in camps and settlements in various countries. Canesten offered a substantial donation of Canesten thrush products (around £320,000 worth) to International Health Partners, Europe’s largest charity coordinator that organises the safe and responsible donation of medical products and supplies to developing countries.
’This post has been supported by Canesten, but all thoughts are my own’.