Mums and Dads what would be do without them but who gives that little bit extra?
Our winner is Gina King and this is what we were told about her.
"Gina has the biggest heart of all. She has fostered for years and years and has helped many, many children and young people.
Gina retired from fostering this year but then took on special guardianship for two teenage boys.
On behalf of all the young people she has loved/cared and helped she deserves this award."
Gina was unable to attend our award ceremony but her son Kevin accepted the award on her behalf.
Heart Essex Heroes - Achievement Award
supported by Paul Newman Interiors