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Tribute paid to award-winning blogger
9:41am Monday 24th December 2012 in News
AN AWARD-WINNING blogger and mum-of-three has died aged 30.
Wivenhoe resident Kerry Farrow died in hospital on December 14 after suffering a brain haemorrhage at the end of July.
Born on April 16 1982 Mrs Farrow, nee Seymour, won two prizes at the National Blog Awards in London, one for the Best Family Blog and one for the Most Innovative Blog for her website Multiple Mummy.
The former science teacher at Clacton County High School, where she had also been head girl as a pupil, and Colbayns High Schools put her teaching skills to use when she concentrated on full-time parenthood following the birth of her first child Noah, in 2008.
She began writing Multiple Mummy after the birth of twins Florence and Zachary in September 2009 and later co-wrote the Science Sparks blog with Emma Vanstone, giving parents fun ideas for ways of doing science experiments at home.
Multiple Mummy had more than 220,000 visits, retelling stories of motherhood, designing craft activities for other families, and discussing numerous relevant pregnancy issues.
Unfortunately by the time the blog prizes were due to be awarded to her Mrs Farrow had suffered her brain haemorrhage and her husband Nick, assistant headteacher at Manningtree High School, went along to the ceremony to accept the awards on her behalf.
The Blogging World organised a virtual prayer for Mrs Farrow which trended at number one in the UK on Twitter. Her site had more than 15,000 views on that day alone.
Mr Farrow paid tribute to his wife, who originally trained as an occupational therapist, and said she was much-loved wherever she worked and whatever community she was part of.
He said: “After switching to teaching she became an outstanding teacher and had a great relationship with her students. She was a role model and was truly inspirational.
“Kerry sadly suffered a massive brain haemorrhage which she fought bravely for five months – as only she could. She will be sorely missed by so many people.”
- There is a private funeral on the morning of January 4 followed by a Thanksgiving Service at St Mary’s Church, Wivenhoe, at 3pm where all are welcome.
- The Science Sparks blog will continue while posts from Multiple Mummy are still online for people to view and share.