Su­per­mum Coady wins lo­cal hero ti­tle

This month’s win­ner

West Lothian Courier - - News - Deb­bie Hall

Su­per­mum Coady Dor­man picked up her wellde­served Lo­cal Hero Award this week at The Cen­tre Liv­ingston with her own lit­tle hero.

Coady col­lected the award with son Matthew (2) af­ter be­ing named this month’s win­ner of the award, which was set up last year to find, re­ward and recog­nise peo­ple in the com­mu­nity who are do­ing in­cred­i­ble things to help other peo­ple.

She was cho­sen in recog­ni­tion of the vol­un­tary work she does for Bliss Scot­land, the UK’s lead­ing char­ity for ba­bies born pre­ma­ture or sick, fol­low­ing the pre­ma­ture birth of Matthew in 2014, who was born at 29 weeks.

Coady said: “This has been a re­ally spe­cial day for both me and Matthew, who re­ally is my lit­tle rock. I look back at how things were at the time when he was born and where we are now and can’t be­lieve what we’ve been through and how well we’ve come out the other side. Through Bliss Scot­land, I get the chance to share my ex­pe­ri­ence with peo­ple who are in the po­si­tion I found my­self in and there’s some­thing won­der­ful about know­ing that just hear­ing how we dealt with it, re­ally helps them. I’m over­whelmed and hugely grate­ful for win­ning the Lo­cal Hero Award, which re­ally is for the both of us and will be a mem­ory we’ll cherish for a long time.”

Ash­ley Bis­land, deputy cen­tre di­rec­tor at The Cen­tre, said: “Coady re­ally is a su­per­hero mum in our eyes with a very spe­cial lit­tle one, Matthew. She is a fan­tas­tic ex­am­ple of the lo­cal heroes we are on the look out for.”

Courier ed­i­tor Mar­jorie Kerr added: “Well done to Coady who thor­oughly de­serves the ti­tle of Lo­cal Hero.” If you know some­one spe­cial who de­serves to win our next Lo­cal Hero Award, email deb­bie. hall@ trin­i­tymir­ror. com with the de­tails.

Win­ner Coady with her son Matthew and Ash­ley Bis­land of The Cen­tre

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