‘Su­per­hero’ mum Jane from Aughrim picks up na­tional award

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - FRONT PAGE -

AN AUGHRIM mum of three has been de­scribed as a ‘su­per­hero’ as she picked up a na­tional award on Mon­day.

Jane Moules was de­lighted to be named a Hid­den Hear­ing Hero at this year’s na­tional awards pre­sen­ta­tion in Dublin.

Jane was among 20 na­tional win­ners, recog­nised for or­di­nary and ex­tra­or­di­nary acts of kind­ness, com­mu­nity, and de­ter­mi­na­tion that make a dif­fer­ence in Ir­ish so­ci­ety.

Born deaf in one ear, Jane be­came a widow and a lone par­ent to a nine-year-old daugh­ter and dis­abled twin sis­ters (aged four) when she was just 33.

She is a full-time carer to the twins and makes sure that none of her three chil­dren miss out on any­thing. Her el­dest daugh­ter de­scribes Jane as ‘a su­per­hero who man­ages to be in so many places with the three of us in any one day’.

Pre­sent­ing the na­tional award, Stephen Leddy, Hid­den Hear­ing’s Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, said that peo­ple like Jane Moules are to be cel­e­brated for their im­mense and self­less acts on be­half of their fam­i­lies and the com­mu­nity.

‘Our Aughrim win­ner is a re­mark­able ex­am­ple of how it is pos­si­ble to over­come our chal­lenges and to put oth­ers first. Jane’s love and care for her chil­dren, of­ten sac­ri­fic­ing her own in­ter­ests and op­por­tu­nity, rep­re­sents true self­less love and gen­eros­ity’, he said.

Open to young and old peo­ple from all walks of life, the Hid­den Hear­ing Hero Awards has been run since 2011, and in­vites nom­i­na­tions from mem­bers of the pub­lic in a num­ber of cat­e­gories.

The awards scheme is sup­ported by Hid­den Hear­ing, but nom­i­nees are not nec­es­sar­ily deaf or hard of hear­ing, ac­cord­ing to Stephen Leddy.

‘Hid­den Hear­ing backs the He­roes awards pro­gramme be­cause, like our hear­ing, spe­cial peo­ple are some­times taken for granted, and are maybe not fully ap­pre­ci­ated un­til they’re not around, he said at the 2017 awards pre­sen­ta­tion.

Award win­ner Jane Moules with TV pre­sen­ter Alan Hughes.

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