Good Housekeeping Magazine
Lorrain Thomas of LST Nominated for Olsen Inspiration Woman of the Year Award, August 2004
Lorraine Thomas, chair of the Lowe Syndrome Charity was one of three finalists nominated for the Good Housekeeping/Olsen Inspirational Woman of the Year Award for 2004. Readers were asked to vote for the overall winner in the August 2004 of Good Housekeeping and readers voted in their thousands, with the competition "nail bitingly close".
The winner Heather Last was announced at the Good Housekeeping Fashion Show on 2 September 2004 at the Savoy Hotel, London .
The three finalists Heather Last, Jill Miller and Lorraine Thomas attended a glittering awards ceremony at the Savoy Hotel and were featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine modelling Clothes from the sponsor of the event Olsen. All 3 nominees received £500 worth of Olsen’s clothes, a night at the Savoy hotel and a champagne reception, before the Good Housekeeping fashion show and awards ceremony that also raised funds for the new breast care unit at Bart’s Hospital London.
Lorraine Thomas from London , founded The Lowe Syndrome Trust after realising there was no support or research into the syndrome in the U.K. Lorraine has since campaigned tirelessly to raise funds for research into this incurable degenerative disease that has affected her own son Oscar. Her friend Catherine Mc Naught, who stated, ‘ Lorraine ’s never ending energy is an inspiration to us all’, nominated Lorraine .
Our warm and heartfelt congratulations go to all three finalists. Heather is an occupational therapist who works with children with cerebral palsy. Jill Miller is the founder and a director of the charity Positive Action on Cancer (PAC).
The Lowe Charity is run by unpaid volunteers and funded entirely by donations. The charity would like to say a big thankyou to our supporters for taking the time and effort to express thier support by voting for Lorraine .
Pictured are Lorraine Thomas chair of the Lowe Charity (left), Olsen representative (center) and trustee Catherine McNaught (Right).