A local mum has won fantastic Mother’s Day gifts after her son submitted a letter to a competition run by opticians in Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Theresa Milliken from Coatbridge won the competition, which was arranged by Specsavers.

Specsavers in Coatbridge encouraged youngsters to nominate their mum to win a variety of well-deserved gifts and pampering treatments to make this Mother’s Day extra special.

Complementary words wins it for Coatbridge youngster

Aaron Milliken, aged 11, wrote the winning letter to his local opticians listing all the wonderful qualities of his mum and why she deserved to win the prize.

The lucky winning mum popped into Specsavers recently to pick up her selection of gifts.

The prize included a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Occasions and free designer glasses from Specsavers as well as a blow dry at Strawberry Blonde, a £20 gift voucher from Pretty Woman and lunch for two at the Craft Centre Tearoom.

Congratulations to our lucky winner

Andrew McGonagle, Specsavers store director, said: ‘We are always overwhelmed with the response to our Mother’s Day competition each year, we love to read all the poems and letters as everyone has such lovely things to say about their mums.

‘I’d like to say a big thank you to all the local businesses who donated prizes and to Heather Flannagan for organising.

‘Well done Aaron and congratulations to our winning mum Theresa, we hope you enjoy your well-deserved treats.’

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