Lurgan mum of two, Lynsey Gilkinson has been crowned Yummy Mummy of the Year, walking away with a trip to NYC courtesy of USA and cruise specialists American Holidays.
Lynsey, 23 was nominated by her partner Jason Williamson because ‘she never gets a break and is always putting her two kids first’ he told organisers of the annual mothers’ event.
Lynsey attended the competition final, which was held in the smart surroundings of The Ivory, Belfast, House of Fraser, with her two children, Kelsie, 7, and Carter, 8 months, her partner Jason Williamson and father Andy Gilkinson.
She was one of nine finalists who entered the competition in a bid to win a four night break in Manhattan staying at the Beacon Hotel.
Each Yummy Mummy finalist picked from a selection of gorgeous goodie boxes filled with a range of award-winning Senna Cosmetics generously donated by Oonagh Boman Makeup, the Irish and UK distributors of the celebrity-favourite American beauty brand.
One of the boxes contained a green apple and the lucky Yummy Mummy who picked that box won the trip of a lifetime to the city that never sleeps.
Overwhelmed to have correctly selected the lucky box, Lynsey said: “I can’t believe I’ve won. This means everything to me. Going to New York has always been a dream of mine and it’s just amazing that it’s now going to come true.”
Lynsey’s father Andy shared his daughter’s joy adding: “I’ve always wanted to take her to New York. My wife and I always wanted to go and we booked to go around the time of 9/11 but had to cancel and never got there in the end but it’s great that Lynsey can now go herself. She deserves the break. She’s a very hardworking mother.”
Lynsey will bring her partner Jason to the Big Apple in the near future. Although, her dedication to her two beautiful children may pose a problem the dad of two admitted: “We can’t wait to go but I think Lynsey will have a hard time leaving the kids behind. She deserves this and I’m really happy she won.”
Astrid Johnston, Manager of American Holidays’ Lombard Street, Belfast branch said: “Being a mummy is one of the toughest jobs there is. It’s lovely to be able to reward a dedicated mother with a much-deserved break and it doesn’t come much better than a trip to New York.
“We are delighted that Lynsey won. She clearly has her hands full with an eight month old baby and a little girl.”