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Helping Harry Help Others

Posted: Thu 04 Oct 2012
Author: Andy Walker

Blues are delighted to announce Help Harry Help Others as the club’s Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 season.

The charity is close to many of the players, staff and supporters’ hearts  and the club are very proud to fully support such a worthy cause.

Saturday’s npower Championship fixture against Huddersfield Town at St. Andrew’s will be dedicated to the partnership and to mark the start of the link-up, children and staff from Harry Moseley’s school, Blackenhale Junior, have been invited to watch the game.
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A bucket collection will also be taking place around St. Andrew’s while fans will also have the chance to purchase their very own Blues-themed Harry bracelet. A number of the bracelets were even made by Blues boss Lee Clark and several first-team stars at the official launch of the charity partnership at the club’s Wast Hills training ground on Thursday morning.

Harry Moseley was an inspirational boy who, in 2009, set up the campaign Help Harry Help Others to help find a cure for brain cancer, after his good friend and fellow brain tumour patient, Robert Harley, became very ill.

Harry dedicated the last two years of his life to raising money for vital research into brain tumours, but tragically lost his own battle with this terrible disease at the age of eleven. During those two years, he raised over £650,000, and won the hearts and minds of millions of people, with his determination, passion, love of life and most of all his desire to ‘make a difference’.

After Harry’s death, his family, determined to ensure that Harry’s legacy and marvellous work continued, and encouraged by the huge success of his campaign, made Harry’s dream of having his own charity a reality.

Help Harry Help Others is now a registered charity and will continue to embrace the values and ethics which Harry stood for. Harry was all about giving – he worked selflessly for others and his mission was not only to raise money for and increase awareness of brain cancer, but also to inspire other children to do good things – this is why Help Harry Help Others is different.

Harry built a unique idea and brand that everyone loves. He may not be alive now, but his dreams will always live on. His mother, Georgie, is determined to continue the good work which Harry started, and her ‘can do’ attitude and ‘hands on’ approach will ensure that the charity’s ethos will remain very personal to Harry and all those out there fighting brain tumours.

Georgie said: “Harry’s first ever approach when he began his campaign was to visit St. Andrews.

“From that day to this, the support from the fans and the club has not only inspired Harry, but since he sadly died has given so much strength to the family and I.

“Harry’s dream began in Birmingham and its heart will always be here so having Birmingham City Football Club take us on as their Official Charity Partner means that Harry’s dreams are coming true.

“We’d like to thank the club and all its fans from the bottom of our hearts.”

Blues will be working closely with HHHO over the coming months with on-going activities throughout the season.

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: ‘helpharryhelpothers’.

You can also donate £5 towards this worth-while cause by texting Harry to 70800.