Supermum Coady wins local hero title
This month’s winner
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