It's with devastating sadness that we have to break the news that one of our lovely Merseyside Women Of The Year (MWOTY) family, Dawn Vincent, has lost her long battle with breast cancer this weekend.
She was so very brave and she fought all the way to the end. We send our deepest commiserations to her husband Keith, gorgeous children Mia, Alex and Jude. Her brother Tony and sisters Lisa and Julie, also her Mum and cousins far and wide.
Dawn was the Style Award winner in 2014, when Williams & Coburn asked if they could make her the Winner, we hesitated as she was on Jean’s table and people would think it was a fix! But then we remembered, the year before when she attended, she was bald due to undergoing her chemotherapy treatment. We said to go ahead with the nomination, as after the year she’d endured, Dawn deserved the pampering and recognition.
Kelly and Cheryl were unaware of her illness and they had chosen Dawn because she’d stood out in the crowd, as a woman who was attentive, listening and caring to others needs around her on the day. How perceptive the girls were, as these were all the qualities and more that Dawn possessed. She was thrilled with winning the accolade and it boosted her confidence no end.
In her unique way, Dawn made a difference to another woman’s business, when she was introduced her to one of our winners, Morgan Dowler. Her company, Love Me (and My Secret), increases women’s confidence and help to restore femininity, with lingerie that is especially made for women recovering from breast cancer treatments. Dawn went on to model Morgan’s post surgery bras and helped make the brand a huge success.
Over the years, Dawn fundraised for various Breast Cancer charities and tirelessly campaigned for others, even though she was going through rounds of gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments herself.
We are so very proud of the enduring Legacy that our Awards create, all the Winners are part of our ever expanding MWOTY family, of which Dawn was a valuable and much treasured member.
We all loved Dawn and will never forget her smiling face, generous and warm personality. Sleep peacefully now darling.
The funeral will be Wednesday the 7th at 3pm, St. Peter and Paul's church , Liverpool Road Crosby.