CHRONICLE Mum of the Year for 2017, Emma Jones from Valley, was unfortunately too ill to attend her special day out, which would have included a tour of Anglesey and Gwynedd.
Emma, 41, was nominated by her husband, Jonathan who called her a dedicated and selfless wife and mother.
The couple have four boys between them and Emma has put her career as a hairdresser on hold to care for her two youngest children, Ryan, 10 and Kieran, 15. They have both inherited their fathers condition, hereditary spastic paraplegia, which partially paralises the lower limbs and means that they all have to use a wheelchair on a daily basis.
Through the years Emma has attended countless hospital appointments for both children. The appointments vary from dealing with physio, medication issues and with their youngest son, Ryan, his epilepsy. She helps with issues and needs on a daily basis in particular for Ryan, which consist of physiotherapy and stretches every morning to loosen his limbs, washing him, brushing his teeth and getting him dressed.
She was unable to attend on the day due to illness, however, the Chronicle’s Mari Geraint, Kerry Roberts and Lisa Sheperd collected Emma’s gifts and vouchers from the paper’s generous advertisers and passed them on to her.
All pictures in slideshow below were taken by Kerry Roberts.