A mother described by her daughter as amazing is the winner of the Advertiser’s Mother of the Year competition.
Mrs Margaret Laughton with her daughter, Kim Marshall.
Mrs Margaret Laughton, 68, of Stukeley Court, Newark, was nominated by her daughter, Kim Marshall, 34, of College Close, Newark.
Kim said her mother had been her rock, especially over the last year when she had been ill and needed hospital treatment.
Kim suffered a heart attack in February 2012 and had to spend three days in King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield. Then in May she underwent a stomach bypass.
“Mum was great throughout,” said Kim. “She went with me when I went for my treatment and she was there when I woke up.
“Even at her age she keeps going the best she can despite her own illnesses. She is constantly helping out at the Bridge Community Centre as a volunteer and helps me at choir practices.
“She deserves to be mum of the year for everything she does.”
Kim said her mother was also a great support to her brother, Mr Colin Laughton, 41, and his wife, Pauline, who live at Weston.
Mrs Laughton said she was shocked to hear about her nomination but said her family had always been really important to her.
She said: “I’ve always put my children first.”
Kim said her mother was very special and did a lot of things very quietly without recognition.
Mrs Laughton is the verger at St Leonard’s Church, looks after the Bridge Community Centre and runs regular charity quiz nights there.
The next one is a week tomorrow in support of the Mayor of Newark’s charity fund for Macmillan Nurses.
Mrs Laughton received flowers from the Advertiser and flowers courtesy of Flowercard.