Award winning Bury St Edmunds doctor meets Prince Harry
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Bury St Edmunds doctor Lucy Grove rubbed shoulders with Royalty and VIPs when she received her
She won the prestigious accolade for her exceptional contribution to seriously ill children in Suffolk and was presented it by Ashley Banjo and Gaby Roslin, who hosted the event, and WellChild Ambassadors Karen Brady and Jon Culshaw.
But she also had the privilge of sitting down with her daughter Charlotte and talking to the Prince Harry, who is the WellChild Royal Patron, following the event held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London
During his speech Prince Harry spoke of the many people at the awards who “play such a large part in making life better for vulnerable and isolated children, young people and families.”
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He said: “I want to thank you all for the amazing work you do. You have my utmost admiration.”
Dr Grove was nominated by her colleagues Paula Veal, Julie Castle and Helen Hood and Charmaine Peploe, the mother of one of Dr Grove’s patients, Katie.
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Dr Grove, who inspires colleagues and patients alike with her holistic approach to caring for her young patients to whom she delivers total support way beyond her duty of care as a doctor, was picked from hundreds of nominations from across the UK to win the category of Best Doctor in these awards which celebrate the courage of children coping with serious illnesses or complex conditions and honour the dedication of professionals who go the extra mile to help sick children and their families.