Young amputee raises nearly £1m for hospital that saved his life

  • Video report by Carolyn Sim

A five-year-old boy has raised nearly £1m for the hospital that saved his life after spending lockdown learning to walk with his new prosthetic legs.

Tony Hudgell, who lives in Kent, was the victim of horrendous abuse as a baby and injuries inflicted by his biological parents left him in a life-threatening condition.

To thank those who helped him at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Tony has been raising money by walking 10km throughout June.

Wearing his first ever pair of trainers Tony has completed over 8km so far and raised more than £900,000.

Tony said he found his inspiration from older lockdown hero Captain Tom who walked 100 lengths of his garden to raise millions for the NHS.

His fundraising page can be found here.