BAPS of the Month – February winner

In January, 2018 we launched a new award.  The BAPS of the Month Award.  For those who don’t already know:

BAPS = Bl**dy Awesome ParentS.

We had some really lovely nominations.  All of them deserved to be winners.

However, we had the task of choosing just one.

BUT BAPS of the MonthBAPS of the Month – February

Our winner is the lovely Gemma Birks.

Here are some of the comments people had about her.

Gemma is the light in a very dark tunnel in Stoke.
She has changed attitudes within the local authority and parents, helping both of them to see how working together is the best for our children.
I hit crisis 4 years ago and this woman stayed on the phone with me for 6 hours while I sat in a cold bath sobbing my heart out
She always makes time for parents and if she can attend a meeting for support she is there.
Gemma is Stoke’s go to parent
Gemma helped to set up PEGIS, which now supports over 700 families within Stoke.
Gemma bridges the gap between parents and the LA without ever forgetting she is there to represent families.
Gemma is selfless, caring, understanding and also very productive.
As you can see, choosing Gemma was an easy option for us this month.  In fact, some of us are now considering moving to Stoke.

What does our BAPS of the month win?

Gemma, you are truly worthy of being our BAPS of the Month for February.
BAPS of the Month Sponsors - January
We will be in touch because as well as people telling you how much they appreciate you (which is always lovely), you have also won £20 Amazon voucher (courtesy of Choice Support) and also a year’s subscription to My Life Raft (along with a one to one telephone coaching session from their team to help you get to grips with how it works).

BAPS of the Month – March

So who do you think deserves to be our March BAPS of the Month?
Click here to go to our nomination form – takes two minutes to complete.  Let someone know how much you appreciate or admire what they do.

Debs Aspland

Mum to three great kids, each with a different SEN. Transplanted from the NW to the SE. Co-founder and Director of Bringing Us Together

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