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Gloucestershire girl is awarded for bravery with national award and meets Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Chloe Henderson from Gloucestershire was selected out of hundreds of nominations to win a national award for inspiration. Credit: WellChild

Gloucester 10-year-old Chloe Henderson has won a national award for inspiration.

Chloe has cerebral palsy and was picked from hundreds of nominations to win the Inspirational Child award at WellChild's prestigious ceremony.

The Duke of Sussex has been a patron of WellChild for over 11 years and was joined at the ceremony this year with the Duchess of Sussex. Credit: WellChild

WellChild is a national charity for seriously ill children and the awards celebrate their courage.

Despite her condition, 10-year-old Chloe has always dreamed of being a ballerina and became the first disabled child in the country to pass ballet exams with the Royal Academy of Dance in 2014.

Chloe strives to live a normal life and is determined not to let her disability be a barrier. Credit: WellChild

The Duke of Sussex has been a patron of the organisation for more than 11 years.

Speaking at the awards he said: "This year I am especially grateful to be able to share the scope and magnitude of this work with my wife, who joins me here this evening."

"These awards were created to shine a bright light on an amazingly brave group of children and young people, on their lives, and on the resolve they and their families have shown to overcome challenges. Life for families caring for seriously ill children is exceptionally tough. And without WellChild it is even tougher."

– Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex