A volunteer from Lynn with the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) has won a national award for her work supporting new parents.
Alix Birks has been named the winner of the Parent Supporter of the Year category in the NCT Stars Awards. Alix attended a special celebration at the House of Lords where she was presented with the trophy. The event was hosted by Baroness Julia Cumberlege, along with Pat Glass MP and NCT’s Chief Executive Nick Wilkie.
In the last year Alix has run several groups for parents and babies at her home and in other locations. She invites healthcare professionals to go along to ensure new parents have access to local information and resources and is committed to promoting NCT and encouraging new volunteers.
Accepting her award, Alix said: “I’m amazed I’ve won this. I really enjoy volunteering and being able to give something back. The support of other parents through NCT was so valuable to me in the first few weeks and months of being a new parent.”
Nick Wilkie, Chief Executive, NCT said: “The NCT Stars Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of dedicated volunteers who are the backbone of NCT and who make a huge difference to the charity’s work supporting parents through the First 1000 Days. We’re delighted to recognise Alix’s amazing work in this way.”
Alix is pictured centre with Pat Glass, left, and Shauna Talbot, NCT president.