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Mother’s Day – The International Mothers Of Manchester Airport

Every day, Manchester Airport plays host to dozens of heart-warming reunions between mothers and their children, whether it’s a quiet hug at arrivals or an excited frenzy of cuddles in the car park. Mother’s Day is one of the most important times of year for us as we come together to show the women who raised us just how proud we are of them. To celebrate Mother’s Day this year we held a competition to tell the stories of some of the incredible mothers who inspired our team and give them the recognition they deserve. Here are some of our favourite entries:

 

Natasha & Aileen

From Singapore to Southampton (via Chile)

 

Natasha Robinson is an HR Advisor for MAG who had a brilliant story about her culture and her mother’s journey to Andover from Singapore with her as a young child:

Q: Where is your mother originally from?

Natasha: “My mother and I are originally from Singapore.”

Q: How did your mother arrive in the UK?

Natasha: “My mother first visited the UK around 1993, however, she left Singapore in early 1989 when I was 8 months and we migrated to Patagonia, Chile. Then in 1994, we migrated to Andover, UK.”

Q: What does your mother mean to you?

Natasha: “My mother is everything to me, she is my culture, she reminds me every day of where I was born and keeps traditions and typical foods ongoing throughout our lives. My mother is the pillar in the family, we have travelled and migrated to many places and she's always kept the family close, respectful, fun, educated and well cultured.”

Q: What are you getting your mother for Mother’s Day this year?

Natasha: “I got my mum tickets to see Dirty Dancing in April and I plan on taking her to Lunch at Rudy's Pizza prior to the show.”

 

Andrew & Elizabeth

From Cairo to the UK (via Cyprus)

 

The Lead QA for Reservations at MAG-O, Andrew Powell had a fantastic story about his mother, Elizabeth, and her journey to England:

Q: Where is your mother originally from?

Andrew: “She was originally born in Cairo on a UK army base there, but she lived in Greece, Cyprus and other parts of Egypt before moving to the UK.”

Q: How did your mother arrive in the UK?

Andrew: “She was evacuated as part of the army families and citizens leaving during the Suez Crisis in 1956 on board a commandeered cruise ship.”

Q: What does your mother mean to you?

Andrew: “She means a lot, someone who is always there through thick and thin always to support me.”

Q: What are you getting your mother for Mother’s Day this year?

Andrew: “I’m getting her a new plant for her garden.”

 

Nate & Cindy

Port Elizabeth and Beautiful Gate

 

Nate Duvel is a Digital Marketing Apprentice at MAG-O who wanted to share the story of his mother and her charity efforts:

Q: Where is your mother originally from?

Nate: “My mum is originally from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She still lives there today.”

Q: What does your mother mean to you?

Nate: “My mother is a huge inspiration to me. She works at the charity Beautiful Gate in South Africa, committing her life to helping those less fortunate than her. She recently ran a marathon to support this organisation and surprises us all the time with her energy and passion.”

Q: What are you getting your mother for Mother’s Day this year?

Nate: “I will be face timing my mum this Mother’s Day to wish her a wonderful day from the other side of the globe.”

 

These fantastic stories inspired us as we collected them and we’ve made sure that each of the submissions has received a special Mother’s Day surprise. And, on behalf of Manchester Airport, we’d like to wish you an incredible Mother’s Day. For more inspiration, check out our Mother's Day gift guide.