WellChild Awards

The WellChild Awards, in association with GSK, celebrates the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives.

2022 Categories

Child/Young Person Categories

Inspirational Child or Young Person – A child or young person between the ages of four and eighteen who has kept smiling and defied the odds despite living with a long-term serious health condition.

Caring Child/Young Person – A special child or young person between the ages of six and eighteen who devotes much of their time and energy freely and lovingly to help care for a friend or sibling who is living with a long-term serious health condition.

Professional/Adult Categories

Nurse – A children’s nurse who goes the extra mile for children and young people with serious health needs.

Doctor – A doctor working with children and young people who goes the extra mile for the children and young people in their care.

Outstanding Professional – A professional who has worked above and beyond for children and young people living with serious health needs.

About the WellChild Awards

The WellChild Awards, in association with GSK, celebrates the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives. The challenges many have faced through COVID-19 have made hearing and recognising their stories more important than ever.

"Every year, I look forward to honouring the incredible recipients of the WellChild Awards, and I encourage everyone in the UK to get involved this year. The last two years have been hard on everyone, but for these families far harder than most. Spread the word that nominations are now open, or nominate someone you know today!”

– WellChild Patron, The Duke of Sussex

WellChild Patron The Duke of Sussex
WellChild Patron The Duke of Sussex with 2021 WellChild Award winners at Kew Gardens, London.
WellChild Award winner Luke with Ed Sheeran
Anne-Marie performing at the 2021 WellChild Awards
William and his family

What our guests say about the prestigious event!

Gaby Roslin at the WellChild Awards 2018

Gaby Roslin, Celebrity Ambassador “The highlight of the WellChild Awards is meeting the young people, meeting the families and then meeting all those incredible professionals. There’s never a year that goes by where I don’t go home and feel completely in awe of all of them.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with WellChild Award winner Evie

2018 WellChild Award winner Evie "Evie’s WellChild Award is a valuable and powerful motivator as it recognises her achievements and everything she can do. I cannot over emphasise how important this has been for Evie’s mental health." – Evie’s mum, Caroline

Samantha Quek at the 2019 WellChild Awards

Samantha Quek, Celebrity Ambassador "It's truly the most inspirational, humbling night you will ever come to. It's just one of those nights which is one of a kind."