The Tasmanian Barnardos mother of the year has been announced.
Launceston's Lisa King won the award ahead of finalists Jody-lee Rosevear and Margaret Saunders.
Lisa was described as an inspiration to her family and friends reaching out to strangers through her blog as a mother and wife who has lost both a child and a husband.
The Hodgman Government hosted the event today and provided $5000 towards the Tasmanian awards.
Now in its 20th year the Barnardos Mother of the Year award is our country's most recognised national award campaign and is a chance to come together as a nation to celebrate all mothers,be they birth mums,foster mums,Grandmothers or adoptive mums.
Lisa will now represent Tasmania in Sydney on May 7th for the National Mother of the year award.
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