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Disabled Youngster Takes Centre Stage at Royal Albert Hall

A youngster born with 2% of his brain, giving doctors little hope for his future, this week performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

Noah Wall (pictured above), now 12-years-old, took to the iconic stage with the ground-breaking music education charity for people with disabilities, The Music Man Project.

No stranger to the spotlight Noah, from Cumbria, has appeared with the group at the London Palladium and now twice at the Royal Albert Hall.

And he was greeted with rapturous applause from 5,000 people in the audience as he was presented with an award for ten years as a Music Man Project patron.

Although by the age of three Noah had defied the odds, in that his brain had grown to 80%, he also has Spina Bifida, meaning his spine is split, which has resulted in hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain).

As a full-time wheelchair user, he says his life’s goal is to learn to run, and then walk!

In the meantime, he and his mum, Shelly, are keen disability advocates. They have told Noah’s story to news channels around the world, and they visit schools to teach children about disabilities and wheelchair safety.

He’s also a proud ambassador for Variety, the Children’s Charity, which founded a lightweight wheelchair for Noah to help him move independently, gain confidence, and build his muscles.

The charity is celebrating its 75th anniversary in the UK this year and Noah is one of millions of disabled and disadvantaged children it has helped.

“Everyone always asks where he gets his cool wheelchair from and we say Variety!” said Shelly, reflecting on the charity’s support.

“When we’re going places and things like that, we couldn’t get to those places if it wasn’t for the charity. It’s amazing, and it’s obviously amazing to be on the stage in it as well!”

The latest Music Man Project performance at the Royal Albert Hall featured musical theatre legend and multi-platinum recording artist, Michael Ball and The Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines, both of whom Noah got to meet.

The Music Man Project is currently fundraising to take its show to Broadway in America. To find out more visit

Photo Credit: Paul Fox, Event Capture







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