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WellChild Awards 2015

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London

Our annual awards, supported by long term partner GSK, celebrates the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people along with the dedicated health professionals who go that extra mile to really make a difference to their lives.

There are six categories open for nominations in the Awards, which can really have a positive impact on the morale of winners, their families and others who provide support.

Categories for each award are as follows:

  • Inspirational Child or Young Person – A child or young person between the ages of four and eighteen who has kept smiling against all odds in coping with or overcoming serious illness, and who deserves to be celebrated for their extraordinary courage.
  • Most Caring Child or Young Person – A special child between the ages of three and eighteen who devotes much of their time and energy freely and lovingly to care for a friend or sibling who is sick.
  • Doctor – A doctor working with children and young people, who has a real talent and commitment to helping them feel better.
  • Nurse – A nurse working with children and young people goes the extra mile for the children in their care.
  • Health Team – A team of doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals, who work together to make a huge difference to the lives of seriously ill children.
  • Special Recognition Award – A professional other than a doctor or Nurse who goes that extra mile for children and young people in their care (Nominations from Children and young people only)

Entries for the 2015 Awards will be judged by an expert panel including children’s health researchers, former winners and health professionals. Awards will be handed out at a glamorous event in London in October 2015.

Last year’s high profile WellChild Awards ceremony at the Hilton, Park Lane, London saw WellChild Royal Patron, Prince Harry and a host of celebrities recognise the courage of children and young people with serious illnesses and complex care needs. Also honoured at the star–studded ceremony were dedicated doctors, nurses, volunteers, brothers and sisters. All winners and their families met Prince Harry and many of WellChild’s celebrity supporters, including Gaby Roslin, Joe Calzaghe, Russell Howard and Alexandra Burke at a reception before the ceremony. The Awards, which are sponsored by leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company GSK, were hosted by Vernon Kay and included a special performance from Pixie Lott.

WellChild Award FAQs

Please be aware that the nominations for the 2015 WellChild Awards are now closed.

What are the categories in which I can nominate?

Children’s Categories

  • Inspirational Child aged 4-6 (male and female award)
  • Inspirational Child aged 7-10 (male and female award)
  • Inspirational Young Person aged 11-14 (male and female award)
  • Inspirational Young Person aged 15-18 (male and female award)
  • Most Caring Child or Young Person (male and female award)

Professional Categories

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Health team
  • Special Recognition award (please note that this award is only open for children and young people under the age of 18 to nominate.)

What is the age limit for nominating a child or young person?

We accept nominations for children or young people between and including the ages of 4 to 18. This also applies to the Caring Child categories. Unfortunately, we will not be able to include nominations for those outside of this age group.

How will I know if my nomination has been successful?

Successful nominations will be informed by the end of June after the judging panel has met. If you have not heard anything by then unfortunately you have not been successful this year.

Can I nominate more than once?

You can make as many nominations as you wish in the categories listed. Please be aware that multiple nominations for one person will be counted as only one. The amount of nominations one person sends for an individual does not promote the nomination as only one will go through to the judging panel. But if many people nominate one individual then this will go to the judges in support of the nomination.

Will the person I nominate be informed of their nomination?

All eligible persons nominated, or their family in the case of a child, will be informed via letter once a nomination has been received.

How can I nominate?

To nominate in any category of the 2015 WellChild Awards please visit the ‘Nominate’ tab that is located just above this one on the left hand side of the page. Good luck!

Since our very first WellChild Awards in 2005 the ceremony has dramatically grown in both size and reputation.

When first introduced it was groundbreaking in the fact that it was the first awards ceremony to celebrate the remarkable courage shown by children throughout the UK who live with serious and complex illnesses every day and their friends and siblings who care for them. It was also the first time that these children could be honoured next to the health professionals who dedicate so much of their time ensuring that their patients are receiving the very best of care and support to enhance their quality of life.

Nominations have always been open to the public, giving everyone the chance to nominate someone special to them, and it’s this which we feel makes the WellChild Awards so special. Every nomination has a story which has moved someone to the extent that they feel that they should be recognised for what they have doing or for how they are dealing with what they are going through. The professional winners tell us every year how humbled they feel to have received an award they have been put forward for by a family of a child who they have cared for, with the family feeling that this is the only way they can express just how much that person has changed the life of their child.

Winning a WellChild Award can offer some positive distraction to families who may be going through a tough time in their sick child’s life. While the illnesses of the children and young people nominated all differ they consistently show a common theme; the fact that they don’t and won’t give up fighting to live a life unconstrained by their illness or condition. Each one blows us away with their determination and spark for life.

We have been fortunate to have awarded over 130 deserving winners over the years, spanning across the UK; the Isle of Arran to Southampton, Swansea to Essex and all in between.

Professional category winners have historically included doctors, nurses, researchers, volunteers, paediatric teams, child psychologists and school nurses with the nominations received directly from the families or the children they have been involved in caring for.

We are fortunate to have worked in some great media partnerships with the WellChild Awards, including, You magazine (Sunday magazine for The Daily Mail), Daybreak, Good Morning Britain and BEST magazine. We also work with national and regional media outlets to provide them with coverage of the event and interviews with our winners, celebrity patrons and corporate supporters.

Our patron Prince Harry has honoured us with his attendance at a number of our ceremonies, spending time with the winners and sharing in the celebration of what these children, young people and professionals have achieved.

There are six categories open for nominations in the Awards, which can really have a positive impact on the morale of winners, their families and others who provide support.

Categories for each award are as follows:

  • Inspirational Child or Young Person – A child or young person between the ages of four and eighteen who has kept smiling against all odds in coping with or overcoming serious illness, and who deserves to be celebrated for their extraordinary courage.
  • Most Caring Child or Young Person – A special child between the ages of three and eighteen who devotes much of their time and energy freely and lovingly to care for a friend or sibling who is sick.
  • Doctor – A doctor working with children and young people, who has a real talent and commitment to helping them feel better.
  • Nurse – A nurse working with children and young people goes the extra mile for the children in their care.
  • Health Team – A team of doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals, who work together to make a huge difference to the lives of seriously ill children.
  • Special Recognition Award – A professional other than a doctor or Nurse who goes that extra mile for children and young people in their care (Nominations from Children and young people only)

Entries for the 2015 Awards will be judged by an expert panel including children’s health researchers, former winners and health professionals. Awards will be handed out at a glamorous event in London in October 2015.

Last year’s high profile WellChild Awards ceremony at the Hilton, Park Lane, London saw WellChild Royal Patron, Prince Harry and a host of celebrities recognise the courage of children and young people with serious illnesses and complex care needs. Also honoured at the star–studded ceremony were dedicated doctors, nurses, volunteers, brothers and sisters. All winners and their families met Prince Harry and many of WellChild’s celebrity supporters, including Gaby Roslin, Joe Calzaghe, Russell Howard and Alexandra Burke at a reception before the ceremony. The Awards, which are sponsored by leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company GSK, were hosted by Vernon Kay and included a special performance from Pixie Lott.

WellChild Award FAQs

Please be aware that the nominations for the 2015 WellChild Awards are now closed.

What are the categories in which I can nominate?

Children’s Categories

  • Inspirational Child aged 4-6 (male and female award)
  • Inspirational Child aged 7-10 (male and female award)
  • Inspirational Young Person aged 11-14 (male and female award)
  • Inspirational Young Person aged 15-18 (male and female award)
  • Most Caring Child or Young Person (male and female award)

Professional Categories

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Health team
  • Special Recognition award (please note that this award is only open for children and young people under the age of 18 to nominate.)

What is the age limit for nominating a child or young person?

We accept nominations for children or young people between and including the ages of 4 to 18. This also applies to the Caring Child categories. Unfortunately, we will not be able to include nominations for those outside of this age group.

How will I know if my nomination has been successful?

Successful nominations will be informed by the end of June after the judging panel has met. If you have not heard anything by then unfortunately you have not been successful this year.

Can I nominate more than once?

You can make as many nominations as you wish in the categories listed. Please be aware that multiple nominations for one person will be counted as only one. The amount of nominations one person sends for an individual does not promote the nomination as only one will go through to the judging panel. But if many people nominate one individual then this will go to the judges in support of the nomination.

Will the person I nominate be informed of their nomination?

All eligible persons nominated, or their family in the case of a child, will be informed via letter once a nomination has been received.

How can I nominate?

To nominate in any category of the 2015 WellChild Awards please visit the ‘Nominate’ tab that is located just above this one on the left hand side of the page. Good luck!

Since our very first WellChild Awards in 2005 the ceremony has dramatically grown in both size and reputation.

When first introduced it was groundbreaking in the fact that it was the first awards ceremony to celebrate the remarkable courage shown by children throughout the UK who live with serious and complex illnesses every day and their friends and siblings who care for them. It was also the first time that these children could be honoured next to the health professionals who dedicate so much of their time ensuring that their patients are receiving the very best of care and support to enhance their quality of life.

Nominations have always been open to the public, giving everyone the chance to nominate someone special to them, and it’s this which we feel makes the WellChild Awards so special. Every nomination has a story which has moved someone to the extent that they feel that they should be recognised for what they have doing or for how they are dealing with what they are going through. The professional winners tell us every year how humbled they feel to have received an award they have been put forward for by a family of a child who they have cared for, with the family feeling that this is the only way they can express just how much that person has changed the life of their child.

Winning a WellChild Award can offer some positive distraction to families who may be going through a tough time in their sick child’s life. While the illnesses of the children and young people nominated all differ they consistently show a common theme; the fact that they don’t and won’t give up fighting to live a life unconstrained by their illness or condition. Each one blows us away with their determination and spark for life.

We have been fortunate to have awarded over 130 deserving winners over the years, spanning across the UK; the Isle of Arran to Southampton, Swansea to Essex and all in between.

Professional category winners have historically included doctors, nurses, researchers, volunteers, paediatric teams, child psychologists and school nurses with the nominations received directly from the families or the children they have been involved in caring for.

We are fortunate to have worked in some great media partnerships with the WellChild Awards, including, You magazine (Sunday magazine for The Daily Mail), Daybreak, Good Morning Britain and BEST magazine. We also work with national and regional media outlets to provide them with coverage of the event and interviews with our winners, celebrity patrons and corporate supporters.

Our patron Prince Harry has honoured us with his attendance at a number of our ceremonies, spending time with the winners and sharing in the celebration of what these children, young people and professionals have achieved.

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  • Registered Charity in Scotland: SC045010
  • Company Number 1815689

Registered address: 16 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3DA

Copyright © 2016 WellChild

  • Registered Charity in England and Wales: 289600
  • Registered Charity in Scotland: SC045010
  • Company Number 1815689

Registered address: 16 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3DA