6 Year Old Gets Most Caring Child Award

1 September 2011, 12:34 | Updated: 1 September 2011, 12:48

A six year old girl who looks after her severely disabled older sister has been given a Most Caring Child Award, and had the chance to meet Prince Harry.

Daisy Moore from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire was given her award at the WellChild Awards, which took place in Central London on Wednesday 31 August 2011.  They recognise the courage of severely ill children and young people.

Daisy's mum Katie says what Daisy does for her sister Molly is amazing.  "She's taken on responsibilities we haven't asked her.  She checks medicines, and now sleeps in the same room as Molly so if Molly has a fit in the night she's alert, awake and comes and gets us.  She's also constantly praising and encouraging Molly."

Katie says Harry was very nice.  "He was saying about how normally it's the big sister who will look after the little sister, but obviously things are changed around.  Daisy was being a bit shy, so he asked her if she liked school and she said yes, but then he looked at her and she said no.  He said no, you don't admit to liking school until you've left it."

Among the other winners at the ceremony was a teenager badly burnt in a house fire.

Pictured are Daisy (right) Molly (in wheelchair) and their mum Katie meeting Prince Harry

Daisy, Molly and Katie Moore meet Prince Harry