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Tony Hudgell BEM

I send my heartfelt congratulations to Tony after being recognised in the New Year Honours list after raising £1.8 million for the hospital that saved his life.

Tony with his parents, Paula and Mark

At just nine years of age, Tony Hudgell is the youngest. He is being awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the prevention of child abuse.

He has raised over £1.8million for the hospital that saved his life after he suffered horrific abuse as a baby in West Malling, Kent.

Along with his adoptive mother, he founded the Tony Hudgell Foundation in 2021 to support and help vulnerable children, and has also inspired an English law change to increase prison sentences for those convicted of child cruelty and neglect.

Tony, who raises money walking vast distances on prosthetics after his legs were amputated in infancy following his abuse, has struck up a special relationship with the Princess of Wales.

He met Kate for the second time at Evelina London Children’s Hospital earlier this month where she asked him to write her a story.

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