Andover Mum Donna Jackson Named Britain's ACE Parent of the YearOver the last year, ACE Gentle has been searching the length and breadth of the country to find Britain’s ACE Parents and is now delighted to announce that an Andover mum has been named as one of their four overall winners.

Having been crowned Hampshire’s ACE Parent earlier in the year, Donna Jackson was chosen as one of Britain’s best for the amazing way she takes care of her daughter Frankie, who has Down Syndrome, whilst also supporting other parents, fundraising and working full time.

Donna was initially nominated by her friend, Vivien Tarrant, because of the way she treats her daughter like any other baby girl making sure that Frankie has the world at her feet.  Vivien mentioned how Donna writes a regular blog, ‘Frankie Says Relax about T21’,  has so far raised £3,700 for Action for Children’s Acorn Centre in Andover and offers support and advice to other parents of children with Down Syndrome.

ACE Gentle worked with Donna’s husband, Scott, to arrange for him to surprise her with the news that she had been chosen as a Britain’s ACE Parent.  With Donna being 35 weeks pregnant and the family about to move house, Scott announced that ACE had arranged for him and Donna to enjoy dinner and spend the night at Lainston Country House, a five star hotel in Winchester, enabling Donna to receive some well-earned relaxation time. 

Donna commented: “I’m a little gobsmacked and overwhelmed, but I’m probably like any other parent and just do what is best for my child.  I wouldn’t change anything about Frankie, she’s awesome!  I would like to say a big thank you to my husband Scott, who is my rock and such a great father, and also to ACE Gentle for choosing me as the winner.”Kevin Day, from Robinson Young, UK distributor for ACE Gentle, one of the leading stain remover and detergent boosters on the market, commented:

“There are so many fantastic mums and dads all over the country who probably don’t realise that some of the things they do mean so much to their children. Therefore, we wanted to find parents who deserve to be recognised for the extra support and sacrifices they have given.  Congratulations to our Britain’s ACE Parent winners, they certainly encompass what it means to be a mum or dad.”

Alongside Donna, Kieran Childs from Ayrshire, Ila and Ramesh Gangotra from Berkshire and Hilary Minter from Yorkshire, were also named as Britain’s ACE Parent winners.

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