ITV1’s Lorraine’s Nominees

ITV1’s Lorraine’s Nominees

12th October 2012 by Natalie Burns

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The three nominees for the ITV1’s Lorraine Inspirational Women of the Year Award will be revealed on the show next week.

Viewers were asked to nominate the women in their lives who have inspired them and their community. From hundreds of incredible entries Lorraine Kelly, Baroness Helena Kennedy, President of the Women of the Year, and Denise Lewis have picked three exceptional women as nominees: Linda Graham from Hammersmith, London, Kate Woolveridge from Cardiff and Anita Templar from Buckinghamshire.

They will all appear on ITV’s Lorraine on the week of the 15th of October and viewers will be able to phone in to vote for their winner. Each nominee has made an amazing contribution to their community and helped change lives for the better.

Linda Graham’s nomination came after ten years fostering fifty-three children many of whose parents have had issues with alcohol and substance dependency. The youngest of these children was just six hours old and the oldest was twelve.  All of the children she fostered successfully went onto adoption. She has adopted two children herself, including a child with severe cerebral palsy.

Kate Woolveridge has been recognised for her tireless work to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in Cardiff. Last year she started a choir called ‘Forget me Nots’ for people suffering with the disease. Kate organises concerts and fundraising events for the choir that also focuses on support for the sufferer’s loved ones.

Anita Templar has been nominated for her work with Horizon Sports Club, which she established in 1998.  Since its launch Horizon has enabled around 300 children and young people with special needs and disabilities in South Buckinghamshire to participate in various sports, from swimming to tennis, athletics to football.

Lorraine Kelly, says of the nominees, “It was so tough to choose just three women to go through to the final of our Women of the Year award, as all of the entries were incredible.

The three of them are amazing, and they go that extra mile to make a huge difference to their community. Linda, Anita and Kate are simply inspirational and their stories are so touching and humbling.

“I am truly in awe of all three of them and really wish them all the very best of luck, and I am glad it is down to our viewers to choose the overall winner.”

The three ITV1’s Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year nominees will attend the Women of the Year Lunch on 22 October, joining 400 other incredible women from all walks of life, each selected for their personal contribution to society.

The winner of ITV1’s Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year will be announced during the lunch and will appear on the programme the following day.

For more information watch ITV1 on Monday from 8.30am or visit http://www.itv.com/lorraine/hottopics/woman-of-the-year/

Lorraine is broadcast Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 9.25am on ITV1 following Daybreak. Hosted by Lorraine Kelly, the show features a mix of entertainment, human interest stories, topical debates on the day’s news, and the best in lifestyle, food and fashion features.


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