“A Mum in a Million”
Mum Cindy Hopkins was celebrated as the hogarths Hotels Local Hero on Saturday, following her daughter Aimee entering into the hogarths and Observers search for Solihull’s best mum. Aimee wrote to the observer to tell them why her Mum Cindy should win the award and this is what she said.
I think my mum, Cindy Hopkins, should be Solihull’s best mum because she is very caring and always puts others first especially her husband (my dad) Michael. Dad was diagnosed with kidney failure 5 years ago and sadly cannot have a transplant as he had a stroke which means he has to have ongoing dialysis 3 times a week. Due to his stroke he had limited mobility but was able to walk with aid however in February of this year we planned to have a nice weekend in Cornwall but on the day of arriving he had a fall which resulted in a fractured and dislocated ankle and unfortunately he is now wheelchair bound. Mum is the most dedicated carer to dad and I am so proud of her, she has been through so much. With her dad passing away in 2012 it was a very tough time for us all and last year she had a severe nose bleed which resulted in her staying in hospital for 1 week and slightly knocked her confidence.
Cindy pictured with her daughters met Steve Quick, hogarths Group General Manager at hogarths Solihull on Saturday to collect her Local Hero Award, Certificate and a night away Dinner, Bed and Breakfast to one of the hogarths hotels. Steve tell us, the day was kept a secret and both girls told Cindy that she was going to be treated to afternoon tea at the hotel, and during the tea I joined them to present Cindy with her well-deserved prize.
Cindy was really surprised and she thought it was such a nice gesture from her girls, and had a really nice time with them enjoying the afternoon tea.