White Rose awards for mothers on Mother’s Day

The women were all honoured for their volunteer work.

A group of 35 women received awards from President Niinistö on Mother's Day, 12th May 2019 / Credit: MLL / Samuli Miettinen

President Sauli Niinistö has presented honours to a group of Finnish mothers on Mother’s Day.

The President gave the Medals of the Order of the White Rose of Finland to 35 women for their work raising not just their own children, but volunteering in the wider community as well with children and young people.

“Through their organisations, associations and sports clubs, and their social activities, they have supported the lives of many children and young people outside their own family” the President’s office said in a statement.

The awards ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace, and President Niinistö had coffee and talked with the medal recipients.