Search on for mum of the year

Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle.
Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle.
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WE want to find the mum of the year.

The Echo today launched its search for a super special mum to be pampered like a princess this Mother’s Day.

Our annual I Love Mum competition which aims to find Wearside’s top mum in time for Mothering Sunday.

Has your mum battled an illness, devoted her life to helping others or done something extra special that makes her stand out?

If so, then we want to hear why you think she deserves to walk away with the crown.

We have teamed up with Hallmark Hotel in Carlisle to offer the winning mum a relaxing break away.

Situated in the centre of the picturesque city, the winner will be treated to an overnight stay for two people with a room upgrade included.

Homemade biscuits will be left in the room on arrival, and the winner will be able to treat themselves to early evening tapas in the bar or a three-course brasserie dinner.

A full English breakfast will also be included.

The hotel is just a five-minute walk from the pedestrianised city centre, the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and Carlisle Castle.

To be in with a chance of securing your mum this Mother’s Day prize, let us know what your mum has done to outshine the others.

Entries can be emailed to or sent to I Love Mum, Craig Thompson, Sunderland Echo, Echo House, Pennywell Industrial Estate, Sunderland SR4 9ER.

A name, address and phone number must be included in all entries.

The deadline is Wednesday, March 14 and all entries must be from the Sunderland and East Durham areas.

Standard Johnston Press competition terms and conditions apply. They can be found at

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