Blooming Mother's Day surprise for supermum Irene Ratcliff
GREAT-great gran Irene Ratcliff is a blooming supermum.
And although she may be one of the millions having to spend Mother's Day home alone - we have put a huge smile on her face.
She will get free flowers every month for a year after her daughter Ruth Gibson won our amazing prize courtesy of Yorkshire based online flowers delivery service Prestige Flowers.
In these unprecedented times - where families won't get to see their mum's because of social distancing to battle the coronavirus - we wanted to do something special.
The YEP asked our readers to tell us why their mum was the best and deserved to win.
Thank you to all those who took part. All of them winners in their own way.
But 81-year-old Irene - who has six children, 16 grandchildren, great grandchildren and is a great-great gran - captured our hearts.
The former nurse has battled cancer, is suffering from arthritis and five months ago she also lost her husband Harold, aged 91.
This was never going to be an easy Mother's Day as she now lives alone.
Her six children, Ruth, Linda, Phillip, Joy, Stuart and Wendy, want her to know how special she is.
So now she is about to get more than £800 worth of flowers delivered direct to her door - a bouquet every month - to tell her just how much she is loved.
Ruth told us: "My mum is amazing. She's got over throat cancer, she lost my dad five months ago and she has arthritis.
"She's had six children, she lives alone and she loves her flowers."
Prestige Flowers, a leading online florist, provides and delivers fresh flowers and gifts for all occasions, seven days a week, throughout the UK and abroad.
Red roses, lillies, carnations and gardenias are amongst its most popular online flowers for Mother's Day with bouquets priced £19.99 to £74.99.
It's fresh flowers, guaranteed to last up to 12 days, can be ordered as late as 10pm the night before delivery.
Prestige imports more than 17 million roses, supports farming communities, health services, education and the preservation of the delicate ecosystem that surrounds Africa.
For more and to order online from Prestige Flowers, which has headquarters at the Dean Clough Mills in Halifax, visit www.prestigeflowers.co.uk