mum from Dereham in Norfolk is among the three winners
of Mother's Day surprise treats - thanks to BBC Look East.
month the programme asked viewers for their nominations
for mums to win
a gourmet meal for two, prepared in her home by celebrity
chef, Beryl Tate, a regular guest on the BBC Radio 2 Jimmy
Dack, from Dereham,
was secretly entered into the BBC Look East competition
by her family, who felt she deserved a special treat after
a very difficult few months.
HERE for the special Mother's Day recipes
prepared for Barbara by celebrity chef Beryl Tate
had been due to go on a special holiday to the USA to
celebrate her 60th birthday, but the tour was cancelled
in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
deterred, Barbara and her husband flew off on a late break
to Cyprus. But while there, she collapsed and had to be
revived six times on her way to hospital. After being
fitted with a pacemaker she had to return home in a wheelchair.
family are thankful that she is still alive and nominated
Barbara to show how special she is to them.
is appearing on Look East on Wednesday March 6
other winners were 80-year-old
Doris Steere, from Feering in Essex (click
here for more), and Maureen
Cobb, of Ipswich in Suffolk (click
here for more).
Barbara Beryl is cooking roast chicken breast stuffed
with baby sweetcorn, bacon, and red onion, with roasted
tomatoes with potatoes cooked in milk. For dessert she
is making chocolate and strawberry truffle cake.
runners up will receive a tasty box of chocolates. BBC
Look East broadcasts regional news, weekdays on BBC ONE
at 1:30pm, 6:30pm and 10:25pm.