OH MY GOD! Guys I can’t believe this is happening. I’ve been nominated as a finalist in the Free From Hero Award 2021! I love these awards and have been judging, supporting and trawling the winners for many years now so this has blown me away. I’ve discovered so many new favourite brands that are now part of my regular free from shop (more on that in a future long overdue blog) met so many amazing people and learnt so much about production, labelling, packaging and may contain legislation.
To be nominated for the Free From Hero Award 2021 is a dream, an honour and a privilege. Let’s just let that sink in, percolate and OH MY GOD! I’m screaming!
Free From Hero Award 2021
Sponsored by previous winners Natasashas Foundation, the finalists are:
- Emma Amoscato, Free From Farm
- Akila Chokkalingar, Chef Akila
- Ruth Holroyd, What Allergy?
- Daniel Kelly, May Contain
- Julianne Ponan, Creative Nature
- Thomas Silvera, Elijah-Alavi Foundation
This nomination means so much because they were voted on by the allergy community. I’m so proud and would like to thank everyone who voted for me and for the other wonderful people above. I know Emma, Dan and Julianne really well and would class them as friends. We’ve all worked together on podcasts and raising awareness and will continue to do so.
I’ve also now discovered Chef Akila who is doing amazing work providing curries that are gluten free and allergen free. This is the dream and I’m in touch with him to see if any will be safe for me to try. I’m getting quite excited about eating a meal that hasn’t been cooked by me or my Mum! Early investigations are looking promising, he does some that are tomato free – Hoorah!
I also wasn’t familiar with the Elijah Foundation which raises awareness in schools and day care centres for better allergy support, training and protection for allergic children.
I’m looking forward to getting to know both of these heroes and well done to all of us. What a humbling place to find myself. I’m actually a bit overwhelmed.
Thank you all, all of you who help raise awareness are my heroes.
You can see all the Free From Award Finalists for 2021 here! for all categories and highly recommend you do take a look. I found so many new products which I’ll blog about soon I promise.