Tallaght woman finalist in mum of the year competition

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Maud McGuckin from Tallaght, was announced as a Dublin finalist in the Lidl and Woman’s Way Mum of the Year Awards 2015. Maud’s 17-year-old son Panache nominated Maud because of her “compassionate and caring” nature and her “professional and entrepreneurial spirit”. Originally from Zimbabwe, Maud moved her family to Ireland and has had to work two jobs to be able to raise her family here, according to Panache. Maud set up the business housecleaning.ie which is a professional maid service that was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 at the African Leadership and Excellence Awards. Since then Maud has also won a Chambers Ireland CSR Award for setting up the Bellarose Foundation, offering discounted cleaning services for women who have cancer. The winner of the Mum of the Year award will be announced later in July. Best of luck to Maud!