Tom Felton attended the 2023 WellChild Awards at The Hurlingham Club on
7th September 2023 in London.
The WellChild Awards, in association with GSK, celebrate 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.
14-year-old Ruky has a form of brittle bone disease and is entirely adult dependent for his mobility and care needs. Ruky has undergone many surgeries and has suffered from numerous fractures and pains due to his condition. A recent major surgery to correct his scoliosis was followed by a difficult recovery, leaving Ruky in braces. His condition means that he has to take frequent time away from school and away from his friends until it’s safe for him to return. Despite his challenges, Ruky has developed into a chatty, fun loving and witty young man and has been recognised at school for his hard work, particularly that he stays behind at school three days a week to catch up at homework club. Ruky is a budding musician and has even released a single titled ‘Watch Me Now’ which was released on his 14th birthday and is dedicated to everyone with his condition. Commenting on his ‘unbreakable spirit’, Ruky’s Mum, Ufuoma who nominated him for the award said:, “Ruky has been through a lot in the past few years. Winning a WellChild Award will be a big confidence and morale booster for him and encourage him to achieve even more.’’
credit: THE GREEN ROOM
WellChild is the national UK children’s charity making it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.