Jenny Willott MP congratulates local parent champion

October 20, 2014 3:03 PM


Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has congratulated Lucy Wheeler who received an award in recognition of her hard work and dedication in supporting new and expectant parents at the NCT Stars Awards 2014.

Lucy volunteers as Chair of the Cardiff and Caerphilly NCT branch and was named winner of the "Parent Supporter of the Year" award. This award is for an NCT volunteer who has supported parents, promoted positive perceptions of parenthood or achieved supportive services in their local area through work at a branch level.

Jenny Willott MP attended a special celebration at the House of Commons with Lucy where she was presented with her award.

Commenting, Jenny Willott MP, said:

"I really enjoyed attending this year's NCT Stars Awards. It was an honour to meet the volunteers and I was pleased to congratulate Lucy on her achievement. Our communities rely on people like Lucy who selflessly give their time to support new parents. Lucy's work has had a really positive impact on the lives of families in Cardiff and this recognition is well deserved."

Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT said:

"The NCT Stars Awards is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of a dedicated and creative team of volunteers. These volunteers provide a much-needed support network for local parents in so many ways through the first 1,000 days and we would not be able to reach as far and wide as we do without them. Their enthusiasm is invaluable and makes a huge difference to the charity's work. We are truly grateful."

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