Fight for Sight fundraiser named Mum of the Year
Emma Salisbury was presented with the award in a ceremony on 1 March
Recognising Ms Salisbury’s work for the eye research charity, she was presented with the accolade by presenters Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox at an awards ceremony at The Savoy hotel in London on 1 March.
Ms Salisbury’s son, Tommy, was diagnosed with the eye disease choroideremia at the age of five. Establishing the Tommy Salisbury Choroidermia Fund in 2005, she has helped raise over £400,000 for Fight for Sight.
Ms Salisbury said: “I was humbled to have even been nominated, but to have actually won an award is incredibly over whelming. I wanted to thank all the supporters, friends and my family, with a special thanks to my mum, who’ve helped to fund vital research into the condition through Fight for Sight.”
Chief executive of Fight for Sight, Michele Acton, added: “Whatever the results of awards, we’ve always known that Emma is a true inspiration and is an example of how important charity fundraisers are. It’s thanks to Emma and the Tommy Salisbury Choroidermia Fund that vital research has been able to take place.”