Are you a Woman Who Achieves for a Charity?

Meet Maria Hanson MBE, founder of me&dee charity, and Winner of the Woman Who Achieves for a Charity Award 2020, sponsored by Alsters Kelley Solicitors

This year’s Woman Who Achieves & Solopreneur Awards are open for entry until midnight on 25th July. The Awards Lunch will take place on Friday 1st October at Coombe Abbey Hotel.

me&dee is a registered charity, established in July 2006 by Maria Hanson MBE.


Clients are adults and children of any age, who have a life shortening, threatening or terminal condition, making their time together as a couple or a family limited.


The aim of me&dee is to create memories for those in this position in a personal and emphatic way, through means of a holiday.








What the Judges said:

“This nomination really stood out and the judges were blown away by her achievements. Maria is a true inspiration to everyone – she has achieved so much whilst having to overcome so much on a personal level. Her motto is ‘never give up – move the goal posts but never the goal’ – something we can all resonate with.”

“When you receive an award, it’s an affirmation: it means that people appreciate what you do, it is recognition of their belief and trust and that is priceless. I would like to thank all involved in the decision and the confidence and strength that gives me moving forward”

Maria Hanson MBE

me&dee Charity

Take a look at all the 2020 Winners & Finalists

Each year, the Judges pick one of the Woman Who Achieves Awards Winners as the recipient of the Woman Who Achieves Judges Recognition Award sponsored by Real Point Design.

Take a look at the video as Maria Hanson MBE is announced as the Winner by Ian O’Donnell MBE, Woman Who Judge and owner of Real Point Design.

Delivered in partnership with the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), Air Aesthetics, and Alsters Kelley Solicitors