Mum of the Year

The Mum of the Year is Emma Williams

The nomination

Emma, who lives in Oxted, is Mum to Alice (14) and Matthew (16).  Matthew is severley disabled, has complex epilepsy, cannot stand, walk or talk and has a mental age of approx 12-15 months.  Matthew attends Clifton Hill special needs day-school in Caterham and despite his many disabilities Emma has been determined for him to stay living at home with his Mum and sister.  As well as looking after Matthew, Emma started a charity in 2004 (Matthew's Friends), to help support families of children with severe epilepsy.  The charity has grown rapidly through her hard work and dedication and is now an internationally recognised authority on dietary treatments for epilepsy.  Matthew's Friends are soon to open their new centre to treat children and adults, based at the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy in Lingfield, Surrey - all down to Emma's hard-work, determination and enthusiasm. 



Kristine Slight

Marilyn Nolan

Nomination and awards terms and conditions here

Mum of the Year - Heart Local Hero Award
sponsored by the Cisswood House Hotel

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Comments (4)

  • AJ

    Friday, 22 April 2011 09:03

    Typical of the Emma I have known for many years. She didn't even mention this, I only found out when updating myself on what is happening with the charity matthewsfriends. Well done Emma and well deserved.

  • nikole

    Wednesday, 23 March 2011 11:09

    what a lovely idea to show people who you care for what they mean to u!!!

  • Tracy

    Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:18

    An amazing opportunity to show someone that you care about them.

  • Jules

    Friday, 18 March 2011 18:06

    What a fantastic opportunity to nominate a very special Mum for recognition - thank you!!

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