A SOLIHULL mum claimed top prize at the inaugural Mumsnet Blogging Awards by scooping the Best Campaigner award.
The inaugural awards saw over 450 bloggers and vloggers submit their work in three categories including Best Writer, Best Vlogger and Best Campaigner – which borough resident Alison Bloomer claimed.
Alison was presented with the award for her blog ‘Complicated Gorgeousness’, where she writes movingly about her son, who has global development delay – a condition that occurs during the developmental period of a child between birth and 18 years.
More than 6000 Mumsnet bloggers voted in Alison’s category.
Judges said Alison’s blog stood out for its no-holds-barred honesty and her detailed account about daily life for herself and her son.
The awards were presented by Shappi Khorsandi in front of hundreds of bloggers at Mumnet’s annual Blogfest event – which celebrates the best writing and biggest ideas.
Alison’s prize is a one-to-one meeting with Save the Children’s director of campaigns Kirsty McNeill.
Alison said: “I am overwhelmed and delighted to have won Best Campaigner.
“With so many mums campaigning in a million marvellous ways to raise awareness of issues affecting their children, it is a real honour to even be on the shortlist.
“Raising a child with an undiagnosed genetic condition can be a daunting and isolating reality.
“This is why charities such as SWAN UK, who support families like my own, are such an important lifeline.
“No one should be alone on a journey such as this.”
Justine Roberts, Mumsnet CEO said: “Since we launched the Mumsnet Bloggers’ Network four years ago, we’ve been overwhelmed by the talent and innovation of our bloggers.
“We thought it was time to celebrate their brilliance and to showcase the best blogs around.”