ITV’s Lorraine

ITV’s Lorraine

2nd September 2013 by Natalie Burns

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On Tuesday 3 September the search for ITV’s Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year will begin. TV presenter Lorraine Kelly will be joined by Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine to launch the 2013 award.

Viewers will be invited to nominate an inspirational woman in their lives, before choosing a winner from the final three nominees. The three ITV’s Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year nominees will attend the Women of the Year Lunch on 14 October, joining 400 other incredible women from all walks of life, each selected for their personal contribution to society. The winner of ITV’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 on how to nominate an inspirational woman for the award, watch ITV on Tuesday from 8.30am or visit itv.com/Lorraine. You have to be over 18 to nominate and to be nominated. The closing date for entries is midday on Friday 13 September.

Jackie Millerchip, a child minder from Hinckley in Leicestershire, was awarded the first ever ITV’s Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year Award at the 2011 Women of the Year Lunch. Jackie was nominated by a friend who felt that she didn’t get enough recognition for her work caring for able-bodied children alongside those with severe disabilities. Jackie was selected as the overall winner by viewers of ITV’s Lorraine.

In 2012, professional singer Kate Woolveridge won the second ITV’s Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year Award. Kate was recognised for her work with the Forget-me-Not Chorus, a Cardiff-based charity which supports people with dementia and their carers through weekly singing sessions.

Speaking about the 2013 award, Lorraine Kelly said: “The search for our Inspirational Woman of the Year uncovers stories of truly incredible women. They are exceptional role models, big hearted, loving and caring, and yet they don’t believe they are in any way special. It’s very emotional and a real honour to get to know them and I’m so looking forward to it.”

Lorraine is broadcast Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 9.25am on ITV 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.

http://www.itv.com/lorraine/

Follow the search on Twitter via @ITVLorraine @womenofyear #womenofinspiration


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