Thank You, Mum…

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  • To celebrate Mother’s Day, Procter & Gamble asked people to nominate mums who’ve gone the extra mile. Here are their stories...

    Ellie Wiseman, 20, is studying for a History of Art degree in Liverpool. Her mum is Lynda Wiseman, 47, a healthcare assistant from Macduff, Scotland. ‘I found out I was pregnant in December. It was a huge surprise. I’d only married Conor that June and I’d started university in September. My plan was to get my degree, open an art gallery, then have a family in my late twenties. Suddenly, my dream life had turned upside down. Conor was wonderful when I told him the news, but I wanted to talk through my plans with Mum. ‘She is the person I’ve missed most since moving to England, but my pregnancy has brought us even closer. It will be her first grandchild and this Mother’s Day, I want to thank her for being a constant support, and as forever loving as she always is.’

    ‘It feels like she’s always there to save the day.’ Hannah Igoe, 31, from St Ives in Cambridgeshire, nominated her mum Clare Pickard, 54, for always offering help to those who need it. ‘Last November, I needed emergency surgery. Mum looked after my children, Jacob, three, and Peter, one, as well as my husband, Matthew. It was a difficult time, but she made our lives as easy as possible until I was better. That’s what my mum does. ‘It’s not just family that Mum puts herself out for. She’s always helping friends and neighbours, picking up prescriptions or doing food shopping. She even takes an elderly lady to visit her husband in hospital every day. Mum is so selfless and loving, and would never take any credit for all that she does. She’s an inspiration, and I hope that I can take on those qualities myself. My siblings and I will be cooking her a meal with all her favourite foods on Mother’s Day. It’s our way of giving her the recognition she deserves.’

    Since a difficult break-up last year, Natalie Cooper, 23, has been living with her mum Caroline Cooper, 52, in Louth, Lincolnshire. ‘When my ex-partner and I split up last year, my mum was on holiday in Southport – almost 100 miles from my home in Cannock, but she got on the first train, collected me and my two-year-old daughter Madison, and took us home to live with her and Dad. We’ve always had a special bond; now I love to watch her growing closer with my daughter. ‘It’s funny being back in my childhood home, but I have more freedom now and I feel more loved than I did in my relationship. This year Madison and I will be moving into our own home. That’s only possible because Mum has been there for me. She deserves an extra-special treat this Mother’s Day.’

    Proud Sponsor of Mums P&G has been helping to make mums’ lives easier for over 175 years with trusted household brands such as Olay, Pantene, Herbal Essences and Fairy. Now it’s saying thank you to mums for all the amazing things they do. To find out more, visit

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