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Norfolk mum wins Mother's Day surprise
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Barbara Dack

A mum from Dereham in Norfolk is among the three winners of Mother's Day surprise treats - thanks to BBC Look East.

Last 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 Young Show.

Barbara 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.

CLICK HERE for the special Mother's Day recipes prepared for Barbara by celebrity chef Beryl Tate

Barbara 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.

Not 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.

Barbara's family are thankful that she is still alive and nominated Barbara to show how special she is to them.

Barbara is appearing on Look East on Wednesday March 6

The 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).

For 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.

Thirty 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.

Click here to see Beryl Tate's Mother's Day recipes>>>



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