A MOTHER is someone who is there in good times and the bad, as well as giving
up her time to help others without a thought for herself.
Sometimes our mums are taken for granted, and all the things they do for us without thinking twice, go unnoticed.
However, Chronicle readers have the chance to reward that special person in their lives by deciding who will be Mum of the Year 2013.
Last year’s winner was Eileen Pritchard, 57, of Llaneilian Road, Amlwch, who provided steadfast support to her children, despite serious health problems and bereavement.
Eileen underwent a major operation after her daughter Julie was born, and was left to raise her children alone a year later.
Then, tragedy struck when Eileen lost her mother and her new partner with a few years of each other.
Eileen suffered another serious illness and spent three weeks in hospital, with three days in intensive care.
Eileen, who worked at the Co-op in Amlwch for 20 years, accepted her prize with great modesty.
She said: “I’m shocked -it’s a great honour.
“I was here for them if there was a problem, but I don’t think I have done any more than any other mother.”
There are many reasons why you might think you mum deserves to have her name in lights.
Has she supported you through a difficult patch in your life or, quite simply, been a great mum over the years.
Whatever your story, we want to hear from you.
The winner will receive a day to remember, courtesy of the advertisers on this page, so it really is a great way to say thank you for all those years of support.
Send your entries to North Wales Chronicle Mum Of The Year, 302 High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1UL by is Monday, March 4.