Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Harry hails 'most caring child'

Prince Harry talks with the Moore family at the national Wellchild awards
Prince Harry talks with the Moore family at the national Wellchild awards

Prince Harry held the hand of a severely disabled child as he talked to her little sister about winning an award for being one of Britain's most caring children.

Harry showed his caring side as he spoke to Daisy Moore, six, her mother Katie, and older sister Molly, eight, about how Daisy has cared for her older sister since she suffered a brain haemorrhage and a stroke two years ago.

Molly uses a wheelchair and is unable to speak or swallow, and cannot move most of her body.

But Daisy has stepped in to help, singing her sister songs and arranging a rota for friends to visit since she became ill.

Now Daisy's efforts have earned her the prize for most caring child, which was awarded at the WellChild awards in central London tonight.

The sisters wore matching pink dresses and tiaras at a drinks reception with Harry before the ceremony.

Katie Moore said Harry told her that her children were "beautiful".

She said: "Daisy didn't really say much, I think she was too nervous.

"But we talked about how the big sister, little sister roles had changed around, and how it was unusual and how inspirational Daisy is. He was great," she added of Harry.

The prince is a patron of WellChild, which is dedicated to meeting the needs of severely sick children and their families.

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