THE volunteer behind an organisation supporting young mums and vulnerable adults has received national recognition for her outstanding contribution to improving lives.

Tracey Davis, Managing Director of Guiding Hands was one of the winners of the Woman and Home Amazing Women Awards 2021 announced last month. 

Each year the magazine searches the county for women who inspire, motivate, trailblaze, and campaign.

The awards are for women over 50 who are making a difference in all walks of life from brilliant entrepreneurs to inspirational celebrities and asks readers to ‘help us shine a light” on community heroes.

Tracey, received the Community Hero award for the south-east and south-west England in recognition of her work supporting families.

In an interview the 51-year-old who founded the Community Interest Company, Guiding Hands, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in August, said: “I spend 80 percent of my time working with Guiding Hands, so it’s fantastic to be recognised for it personally. 

“It’s a wake-up moment that you are impacting others’ lives. I can’t thank everybody enough for ‘seeing’ me.

Tracey who won this award for making life easier for struggling mums said the woman who most inspires her are mothers: “Seeing the vital role they play in shaping the next generation motivates me for the work that still lies ahead.”

She said her proudest achievement was her children adding: “But I’m also proud of the mums I have helped over the years. I’d like to close the widening gap between those who have support and those who don’t.”

When asked what her shout-out to midlife women was she responded: “Do ‘me time’. Get together with friends at least once a month, and also binge-watch a series with your children—it’s important bonding time.”