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WellChild Awards 2017:  Nominations open for inspirational children, young people and carers

More than 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital simply because there is no support enabling them to leave.

Do you know a seriously ill child or young person who is defying the odds? Or a health professional that goes above and beyond for the children in their care? This is your chance to recognise their achievements and give them a night they will never forget. 

National children’s charity, WellChild has opened nominations for the 2017 WellChild Awards, in association with GSK. This prestigious annual event, regularly attended by WellChild Patron Prince Harry celebrates the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people and the dedication of those who go that extra mile to make a real difference to their lives – from doctors and nurses, to brothers, sisters and friends.  

At last year’s star-studded ceremony at the Dorchester in London, each winner had the chance to chat with Prince Harry and mingle with a room full of their favourite celebrities including Sir Rod Stewart, Gaby Roslin, Ashley Banjo and Perri Kiely from Diversity, TV presenter Katie Piper and Olympic gold medal winner Sam Quek. 

So if you know someone who deserves special recognition then nominate them for a WellChild Award by visiting www.wellchild.org.uk/wellchild-awards-2017/ or contacting the charity on 01242 530007 to request a nomination form.

The closing date for all entries is Monday, 1st May 2017.

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