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First winner of Nicolette Peel Award announced

Huge congratulations to Perinatal Mental Health Midwife Georgina Leech!

Georgina is the inaugural winner of the Nicolette Peel Award, a bursary hosted by the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust and co-funded by Mummy's Star and the Peel family, to honour and celebrate Nicolette's life and her legacy in the midwifery sector.

The award is offered to fund a project or training to improve the maternity care of vulnerable pregnant women and birthing people.

Georgina, who works at King's College Hospital, will be using her award to take a Non-Medical Prescribing Course at London South Bank University, enabling her to embed non-medical prescribing into her specialist clinic supporting vulnerable women and birthing people.

We wish her every success with her training and ongoing career.

Nicolette Peel was a founding member of Mummy's Star, sitting as Chair and trustee on our first Board, and working for years after as an incredible supporter, advocate and ambassador for the charity and for women and birthing people. After her own experience with cancer around pregnancy, she trained to be a midwife and received multiple awards and industry-wide recognition for her passionate and loving support of women, birthing people and midwives. She received an MBE in 2020 for her services to women with cancer in pregnancy.

Nicolette sadly died in January 2023 following a secondary cancer diagnosis in 2021.



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