Britain’s Prince Harry ‘humbled’ to present award
Britain’s Prince Harry was “humbled” to present a carer with a special recognition award.
The 31-year-old royal was on hand to personally give Jane Concannon, who works as a Hospital Play Specialist at Manchester Children’s Hospital, the honour on behalf of children’s charity WellChild.
He said: “I am humbled by the people and children I meet. You guys are awesome. The stories we have heard tonight are moving beyond words. They remind us of the utter insignificance of our everyday worries.
“Yet, one of the things that always stands out is the positivity shown by those in the most difficult and testing circumstances. It is heartening to hear so many stories of happiness and hope, even through the dark times.”
Jane was nominated for the prestigious award by 13-year-old Brooke Taylor.
She shared: “Janet loves her job. She tells me often and it is clear to see. She treats me as if I’m her only patient.”
Whilst WellChild’s Director of Programmes Linda Partridge added: “It is a tremendous challenge selecting winners from the many, many truly amazing nominations we receive from across the UK.
“All the panel members are moved by the dedication of the doctors, nurses, teachers, brothers and sisters who make a great difference to the lives of children with serious illnesses or complex care needs.”