Tom Hill, CEO of Helen & Douglas House is delighted to inform our supporters that on Monday Sister Frances Dominica received the highly prestigious accolade of 'Woman of the Year' for her achievements in children's hospice work.
The Women of the Year Awards, which started in the mid-1950s, brings together outstanding women from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, in recognition of their individual achievements.
Sister Frances was very pleased simply to be nominated but with her usual modesty, never imagined that she would be singled out for one of the four top awards from over 450 women whose works and achievements in their respective fields have made huge contributions to society. However, those of us who know her feel that Frances is very well-deserving of the title 'Woman of the Year'.
The award was kindly sponsored by Barclays Bank and the CEO of Barclays Retail Banking, Deanna Oppenheimer, said,
“We are proud to give our award to such an exceptional woman who has dedicated her life to helping children and young people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families across the world. Sister Frances Dominica is truly an inspiration to us all, as the founder of the world’s first children’s hospice her work has had a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many."
Other winners included: