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Blues helping Harry to help others

Posted: Wed 26 Sep 2012
Author: Rachel Williams
The Help Harry Help Others launch

Nathan Redmond with the Help Harry Help Others trustees and ambassadors

Image by: bcfc.com

Blues are delighted to announce our support for Help Harry Help Others, a charity close to many of the players, staff and supporters here at the club.

Help Harry Help Others was created in 2009 by a very brave young boy called Harry Moseley who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour at seven-years-old.

Despite being poorly himself, Harry set up the Help Harry Help Others campaign, making bracelets in the hope that he could raise enough money to find a cure for brain cancer as he hated seeing people poorly like him.  Harry raised over £750,000 for Cancer Research UK during the campaign. Sadly Harry passed away on Saturday October 8 2011 but he has left a huge legacy through his work.

Georgie Moseley, who is continuing her son’s campaign in his honour, has been busy setting up the official Help Harry Help Others charity which was launched this afternoon at their head offices Harry HQ in Yardley.

Blues star Nathan Redmond attended the launch this afternoon to show his support and meet all the staff and volunteers involved with the organisation. The day kicked off at Harry’s old school Blackenhale Junior where his friends, family, ambassadors and trustees embarked on the HHHO’s coach and travelled down to Harry HQ for the big unveiling.

Nathan said: ”Harry Moseley is an inspiration to us all and, being from the area, I personally know just how much his story has touched the local community. I was delighted to attend the launch of Help Harry Help Others on behalf of the football club and it has been a proud day for everybody associated with this fantastic cause.

"I know the club have several plans to further their support for Help Harry Help Others and I look forward to being a big part of that."

In honour of today's occasion, Blues have also donated match tickets for our forthcoming fixture against Huddersfield Town to all pupils and staff at Blackenhale Junior School.

Blues will be working closely with HHHO over the coming months and further details will be announced up in due course.

If you would like to find out more about the charity please visit: www.hhho.org.uk,  follow them on Twitter: @harry_moseley or like their Facebook page by searching for ‘helpharryhelpothers’. You can also donate £5 towards this worthwhile cause  by texting 'Harry' to 70800.