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Super Granny is Top Fundraiser

Wendy Valentine from Stanwick Village, Northamptonshire, has been crowned Granny of the Month by Grannynet, the community-based website for grandmothers.

 
 
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PRLog - Jan. 29, 2013 - Wendy keeps busy looking out for her seven grandchildren, aged between 18 months and 20 years old, as well as her three year old great-granddaughter. She says that her four daughters and their children are all so completely different and her ‘Golden Rule’ is never to give advice or make comments unless asked to. This formula works well she says, as they invariably come to her for advice in their own time anyway!

Wendy has set up a number of charities over the years, to help children, elderly people and animals and most recently is raising money for Macmillan Nurses and the British Heart Foundation in Rushden.

On top of her charity work, Wendy is a writer, artist and photographer. She is constantly adding images to a vast collection of antique and vintage social history photographic images which she exhibits to raise money for the many charities she supports nationally and locally.

Despite having a rare medical condition called Hypoparathyroidism, which affects her heart and kidneys, this has never let her stop from being active and having fun.  She enjoys gardening, walking and swimming as well as dressing up to fundraise and encourages her family and grandchildren to do the same.

Grannies from all over the country are being nominated by their family and friends each month throughout the year, leading up to one very special grandmother being awarded the title Grannynet and Infacol’s Granny of the Year in April 2013.

Each month the winning granny is treated to a prize for being so special. The overall winner of the Grannynet and Infacol Granny of the Year Award will win a break at Enid Blyton’s favourite hotel, Knoll House in Dorset.

Anyone wanting to vote for a granny they think deserves an award can fill out a nomination form at http://www.grannynet.co.uk/granny-of-the-year-award and send a photo of her to beourqueen@grannnet.co.uk

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NOTES TO EDITORS:  

Grannynet was founded in 2007 by Verity Gill when her life was turned upside down by the arrival of her baby daughter. As she looked for help and guidance from her own mother, she realised what an important part a grandmother plays in the life of their grandchild.

Starting with a forum for grandparents to exchange stories and compare notes on their grandchildren, Grannynet quickly developed to provide advice and articles to help them support their children and grandchildren in all sorts of ways. Today, Grannynet provides a friendly and informative support network for grandparents all over the UK with their membership total recently hitting 4000 grannies.

For further media information please contact: Louise Esplin, Esplin PR, Tel: 07775 678237. Email:louise@esplinpr.co.uk

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