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Exeter mother’s moving words win national writing competition
7:00am Saturday 23rd June 2012 in Devon
AN Exeter mother has won a national writing award and become a published magazine writer for a motivational letter she wrote to herself.
Jane Ring, whose daughter daughter Chloe is deafblind, won the award as part of International Deafblind Awareness Week, which runs from June 25 to July 2. Jane’s’ piece was a letter sent back in time to give herself courage when she finds out Chloe, who was born in June 2008, is deafblind.
In the prize giving ceremony held by the deafblind charity Sense, actress Rebecca Front presented Jane with a certificate and a £150 cheque.
Jane’s winning words also earned a £1,000 donation from Candis magazine to fund arts related events in Exeter over the coming year.
Jane, 37, said: “It’s been amazing to share my words which I read out loud with all the other authors and a really bonding moment to know I was not alone and that there are other parents like me with similar worries and challenges.”