Womans Day: Love doesn't cost my door never closes

When Noelene Lever speaks of her family, her face lights up with pride. Not only has the widowed mum raised five children of her own, she’s been an unofficial foster mum to 50 others.

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Great Lakes Advocate: Noelene is both a great Forster and foster mum

I never thought I would go on to be named the national Barnardos Mother of the Year 2018, a humble Noelene Lever said following the announcement earlier this week.

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Introducing Australia’s Most Inspirational Mum

Just in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday, Barnardos Australia and ALDI are pleased to announce Noelene Lever from Forster, New South Wales has been named the national Barnardos Mother of the Year 2018, proudly supported by ALDI.

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Barnardos Mother of the Year ACT 2018 Announced

Barnardos Australia is pleased to announce Dianne Brookes from Crescent Banks, Australian Capital Territory, has been named Barnardos Mother of the Year ACT 2018.

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The Canberra Times: She was raising three girls on her own, then, at 38, Dianne had two strokes

The morning after her office Christmas party in late November of 2007, Canberra mum Dianne Brookes was feeling horrendous.

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Perth Now: Charity Barnardo’s names Faye Gill WA’s mother of the year

ONE of Faye Gill’s earliest memories of her daughter Lauren is being ferried by police escort through London streets to get her tiny newborn to the hospital’s cardiac unit.

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Barnardos Mother of the Year WA 2018 Announced

Barnardos Australia is pleased to announce Faye Gill from Perth, Western Australia, has been named Barnardos Mother of the Year WA 2018.

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Centralian Advocate: ‘Jennie from the bush’ wins NT’s best Mum

AN Alice Springs mother of four who opens her home as a “safe zone” to children of all ages has been awarded Barnardos Mother of the Year NT 2018.

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Port Lincoln Times: Baillie mum of the year

PORT Lincoln mother of four Sarah Baillie has been named the South Australian Barnardos Mother of the Year after she was secretly nominated by her daughter Kiara Baillie.

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Adelaide Advertiser: Harsh lessons as a kid made Sarah Mum of the Year

NOTHING about Sarah Baillie’s childhood was easy.

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Barnardos Mother of the Year SA 2018 Announced

Barnardos Australia is pleased to announce Sarah Ballie from Port Lincoln, South Australia, has been named Barnardos Mother of the Year SA 2018.

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Southern Cross TV: Barnardos Mother of the Year TAS 2018 Announcement

Burnie grandmother Joan Bellinger has been named the Tasmanian Barnardos Mother of the Year.

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Hobart Mercury: Lifelong mum is Tassie’s best

TASMANIA'S new mother of the year had no idea she had even been nominated for the award until she got the phone call from Barnardos — and then she thought the charity just wanted a donation.

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Barnardos Mother of the Year TAS 2018 Announced

Barnardos Australia is pleased to announce Joan Bellinger from Burnie, Tasmania, has been named Barnardos Mother of the Year TAS 2018.

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Courier Mail: Barnardos Queensland Mother of the Year 2018 goes to remarkable Brisbane grandmother

A BRISBANE grandmother who has devoted two decades to fostering more than 90 children has been named Queensland’s Barnardos Mother of the Year.

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Barnardos Mother of the Year QLD 2018 Announced

Barnardos Australia is pleased to announce Cindy Rigby from Moree’s Pocket, Queensland, has been named Barnardos Mother of the Year QLD 2018.

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ABC News: The NSW single mum who has fostered more than 50 children in need

The NSW single mum who has fostered more than 50 children in need Noelene Lever was in her mid-30s with five young children when her husband was killed in a car accident.

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Daily Telegraph Australia: Noelene Lever has been named Barnardos NSW Mother of the Year

ABORIGINAL mum Noelene Lever who has informally fostered more than 50 children has been named Barnardos Mother of the Year NSW 2018.

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Barnardos Mother of the Year NSW 2018 Announced

Barnardos Australia is pleased to announce Noelene Lever from Forster, New South Wales, has been named Barnardos Mother of the Year NSW 2018.

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Channel 10 News Melbourne: Barnardos Mother of the Year VIC 2018

Sue Brcic has been named as Barnardos Victorian Mother of the Year.

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Barnardos Mother of the Year VIC 2018 Announced

Barnardos Australia is pleased to announce Snezjana (Sue) Brcic from Frankston, Victoria, has been named Barnardos Mother of the Year VIC 2018

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Jo Casamento on Studio 10 about being a Barnardos Ambassador

Jo Casamento proudly speaks out on Studio 10 about becoming a Barnardos Ambassador.

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ALDI Mother of the Week - Stephanie Donnarumma

ALDI Mother of the Week, Stephanie Donnarumma, was nominated by her friend Josie Strolfolino.

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ALDI Mother of the Week - Thora Cowell

ALDI Mother of the Week, Thora Cowell, was nominated by her daughter Kirsty Cowell.

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ALDI Mother of the Week - Tammy Wilesmith

ALDI Mother of the Week, Tammy Wilesmith, was nominated by her son Michael Wilesmith.

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ALDI Mother of the Week - Kathryn Williamson

ALDI Mother of the Week, Kathryn Williamson, was nominated by her daughter in law Robin Campbell.

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ALDI Mother of the Week - Nicole Ambrose

ALDI Mother of the Week, Nicole Ambrose, was nominated by her husband Tony Ambrose.

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ALDI Mother of the Week - Tania Osborne

ALDI Mother of the Week, Tania Osborne, was nominated by her daughter Erin McIntyre.

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ALDI Mother of the Week - Anna Kungl

ALDI Mother of the Week, Anna Kungl, was nominated by her daughter Shae Kirchen.

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