I would like to appeal to readers to give some very special children and caring professionals in your area the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2016 WellChild Awards in association with GSK.
As an ambassador for national children’s charity WellChild, I have been honoured to attend and to host these awards, and see the support they bring to many truly inspirational children and young people in the UK who live with serious illnesses.
The awards are a fantastic way of celebrating the bravery and courage they show.
They are unique in also honouring their wonderful siblings, friends, doctors, nurses, caring professionals and community teams who tirelessly make such a positive difference to their lives.
Nominations for the 2016 awards close on May 2 so there’s still time to get your nomination in.
We need as many people as possible from across the UK to put forward a child or young person whose bravery in coping with their condition is an inspiration.
We also want to hear about the work of those amazing carers and professionals.
It’s a wonderful, warm experience they never forget.
I am sure many readers know people who fit into the WellChild Award categories.
I would ask anyone who would like to recognise and celebrate those people to nominate them now by visiting www.wellchild.org.uk or by calling 0845 458 8171.
The winners will be selected in May and will be invited, along with their nominator, to attend the awards ceremony later in the year, where celebrity guests and supporters will be there to congratulate them personally.
I urge readers to support WellChild and these incredible awards.