We’re proud of lots of things at Spoons Head Quarters but something that made us super proud is seeing our founder and chair win an award for her amazing work within Spoons.
Last week Kirsten was winner of the Person with Purpose Award at the Northern Power Women Awards which took place in Manchester. The awards are in their third year now and celebrate the hard work and success of some of the North’s most inspirational women. It was an amazing night and whilst we are super proud of Kirsten, we could not think of a more deserving winner.
If you don’t already know the background, Kirsten set up Spoons in 2015 a year after her little boy Tom was born 16 weeks premature. Tom spent 127 days in neonatal care and Kirsten and her family know first hand about the traumas and challenges of NICU. Kirsten has worked hard over the last 4 years to get Spoons to where it is today. What started out as Kirsten volunteering on the NICU at Royal Oldham Hospital as a peer supporter os now an amazing resource that supports families in neonatal care across Greater Manchester.
This isn’t Kirsten’s first award either. Last year she won the Northern Care Alliance Volunteer of the Year. This award celebrated Kirsten’s hard work and commitment to providing peer support to families on the neonatal unit, a unique service which couldn’t run without the dedication of all our peer support volunteers.
I hope you will join us all at Team Spoons in congratulating Kirsten on winning two absolutely amazing awards. We’re so proud of her!