Meet the Midlands 'Women of the Year'

Two women from the Midlands have been invited to the Women of the Year lunch.

This year's event saw more than 400 women from all walks of life come together to celebrate their achievements.

Each guest is regarded as a 'Woman of the Year' and represents not only themselves but also the millions of extraordinary women who make a difference every day.

West Midlands mum Suzanne Alderson set up Parenting Mental Heath originally as a Facebook group in September 2016.

In 2015 her daughter became suicidal, and as parents they didn't know how to cope with it and felt 'completely isolated'.

Suzanne decided if they made it through that she would make sure no one else felt isolated as they did.

The goal of the group was to connect and support parents.

It has since, grown exponentially, and now empowers, educates, and supports thousands of parents around the world.

Suzanne said it was a 'huge honour' after she was invited to the Woman of the Year lunch.

Nadine Cooper is the brains behind the Tuneless Choir and started it up in January 2016.

The choir is for people who love to sing but lack the ability, practise or confidence to do it in tune.

When she was a child she was told to stop singing by her music teacher as she was spoiling it for everyone else.

Years later, her local choir leader in West Bridgford, Nottingham asked her to join but Nadine didn't as she thought she would spoil it for everyone else.

The idea of the Tuneless Choir was born out Nadine believing there should be a place for 'people like me.'

Now, there are 32 choirs branches across the country and allows people to come along to sing to their hearts content without any judgement.

Nadine said she found 'strange' that her 'wonderfully crazy idea' could be recognised by the Women of the Year.