Gaby Roslin is looking for your stories of inspirational children

Is there a child or young person in your life who shows special courage whilst living with serious illness? A brother or sister who goes the extra mile to support them or a professional whose care and excellence has shone through?

The WellChild charity wants to hear your stories and nominations for this year’s awards, the winners of which will be announced at a star-studded ceremony later in the year.

“The WellChild Awards recognise the inspirational qualities of seriously ill children and young people across the UK and the dedication of the amazing people who go the extra mile to make a real difference to their lives,” says WellChild champion, TV’s Gaby Roslin.

“This year we’re putting a special spotlight on children or young people aged 4-18 who support their friends or siblings through illness. These are often unsung heroes who quietly give their time and energy to help those less fortunate. This year we aim to salute them through your nominations.,” says Gaby.

“We also want to hear about exceptional professionals – doctors, nurses and others – who help to ensure the lives of children with long term serious illness are as happy and fulfilled as possible, they too can be given recognition in the ‘Outstanding Professional’ category.”


Thousands of children and young people in the UK live with a serious or complex care condition. WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for these children and their families wherever they are and whenever they need it and also ensures that the needs and views of the families are heard by decision makers.

The WellChild Awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people and the dedication of those who go the extra mile to make a real difference to them.

There are five categories:

Inspirational Child or Young Person: a child or young person aged 4-18 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 aged 4-18 who devotes much of their time and energy freely and lovingly to care for a friend or sibling who is sick.

Nurse: a nurse working with children and young people who goes the extra mile for the children in their care.

Health Team: a team of doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals, in a hospital, clinic or doctor’s surgery, who work together to make a huge difference to the lives of seriously ill children in their care.

Outstanding Professional: a professional who has worked above and beyond for children and young people in their care.


Gaby Roslin is one of the country’s most popular TV and radio presenters. She made her small screen debut presenting the children’s programme Motormouth on ITV and later partnered Chris Evans as co-presenter of Channel 4’s ground breaking Big Breakfast. In 2002 she made her west end acting debut playing the role of Mama Morton in the hit stage version of Chicago and later co-presented the Terry and Gaby Show, produced by Chris Evans. Today she is on screen hosting National Lottery Draws Live for BBC1 and the brand new Saturday Show on Channel Five.

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