Bletchley mum of brave Henry, 4, shortlisted for Inspirational Mother Award

Dawn with husband Mark and their son Henry, who died of neuroblastoma
Dawn with husband Mark and their son Henry, who died of neuroblastoma

Bletchley mum Dawn Allen whose four-year-old son Henry died last year following a battle with cancer has been shortlisted for a prestigious Inspirational Mother Award.

Henry captured the hearts of the city with his brave battle against childhood cancer Neuroblastoma, but sadly passed away in October 2013.

Mum Dawn made a promise to Henry that she would fulfil his wish to help other families fighting oncology before he passed away.

The Henry Allen Trust has been set up by Henry’s parents Mark and Dawn to ‘create smiles and memories’ for local children aged 0 – 18 and their families.

As a result Dawn has been nominated for the Inspirational Mother Awards which celebrate and acknowledge inspiring mothers across the UK.

Dawn said: “I am truly blown away to be shortlisted for such an amazing award which I didn’t find out about until yesterday!

“There are so many inspirational mummies out there who face their own daily battles.

“This award nomination is for my little boy.”

Dawn was nominated for the Inspirational Award by her husband, Mark and friends.

Mark said: “When I found out about The Inspirational Mother Awards there was no doubt in my mind that no-one deserves this more than Dawn.

“To nominate Dawn, we (myself, Charlotte Trussler, Darren Dorrington and Lisa Forrest) had to put a submission together in no more than 250 words. It was hard to put all the amazing things Dawn has done, and still continues to do.

“We are all delighted that Dawn has been announced as a shortlisted finalist for the upcoming awards. We are all very proud.

“Dawn is a truly inspirational mum (and wife) who deserves this.”

The Inspirational Awards are organised are taking place at the May Fair Hotel, London on Saturday, March 29.

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