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XMAS: Tony Hudgell to sing carols with the Duchess of Cambridge tomorrow

Tuesday 7th December 2021

A SEVEN-year-old amputee, who lost his legs after horrific abuse from his biological parents, has been invited to sing carols with the Duchess of Cambridge.

Tony Hudgell, from Kings Hill, will join her at a service at Westminster Abbey tomorrow.

Earlier last week Paula Hudgell, Tony’s adoptive mother, won her long-running campaign for “Tony’s Law” to ensure child abusers stay behind bars longer.

Paula started her campaign for Tony’s Law when his biological parents were jailed for just 10 years each in February 2018 for cruelty.

Tony suffered eight fractures to his thighbones, lower legs, right ankle, toe bones and thumb days after he was born in October 2014.

Tony has been involved in many charity events, most notably raising more than £1.5mliion for the hospital that saved his life as a baby.