2021 WellChild Award nominations are now closed.

Watch WellChild Patron, The Duke of Sussex and previous award winners Maddison, Katie, Marni and Evie discuss their experiences of the WellChild Awards.

Nominations for the 2021 WellChild Awards are now closed

The huge disruption caused by Coronavirus in 2020 meant the Awards were postponed for the year, but with the support of our sponsors and the general public they will be back and more important than ever in 2021. Many of the vulnerable children, young people and their families supported by WellChild have struggled immensely during COVID-19 and we hope that the 2021 WellChild Awards will help to shine a light on the challenges they have faced, whilst bringing some much needed hope and positivity to their lives at this difficult and uncertain time.


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.


Get your brand in front of a prestigious audience and help give a seriously ill child a magical night they will never forget. Sponsor a 2021 WellChild Award – Package includes branding, networking, PR opportunities, and tickets to next year’s event!

Find out more about 2021 WellChild Awards sponsorship

“These awards were created to shine a bright light on an amazingly brave group of children and young people. Life for families caring for seriously ill children is exceptionally tough. And without WellChild it is even tougher.”

– WellChild Patron, The Duke of Sussex

2021 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.

Young Carer – A special child or young person between the ages of four and eighteen who devotes much of their time and energy freely and lovingly to 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.

Volunteer – An individual who has gone out of their way to support a child or young person living with a serious long-term health condition.

Thank you to our sponsors


GSK – Headline sponsor and sponsor of the Inspirational Child 4-6 category and Nurse category


CLC World Resorts & Hotel – Sponsor of the Inspirational Child 7-10 category

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