Banding together is Harry's memory - The Solihull Observer

Banding together is Harry's memory

Solihull Editorial 19th Feb, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

A COLOURFUL Guinness World Record has been inspired by brave Harry Moseley who died aged just 11.

The Sheldon youngster, who made bracelets to raise more than £500,000 for cancer research, was remembered at the bid to wrap a shopping centre in his trademark beads.

Harry’s mum Georgie and a team climbed onto the roof of Martineau Place to assemble a 9,500-metre (5.92 mile) chain for Help Harry Help Others.

Despite wet and windy conditions they smashed the current record, which stood at an incredible 8,668.57 metres – or 5.39 miles.

The bracelet, which used 1,637,489 beads, took six months to make thanks to the hard work of volunteers and has now been broken up into smaller bracelets for everyone who helped to have a piece of the legacy.

The rest will be available on Harry’s website as its history.

A delighted Georgie said: “I am delighted that Harrys Charity has been able to break the world record for the world’s longest beaded bracelet.

“Harry was always coming up with innovative ideas and thanks to Martineau place and all our wonderful volunteers it’s a delightful peace of history that will also spread so much awareness for the wonderful work we do to support all those Cancer families with ‘hope’.”

Harry died in his mother’s arms, on October 8, 2011, after a four-year battle with a brain tumour.

As the 11-year-old’s health declined he raised money for Cancer Research UK through his campaign Help Harry Help Others.

The inspirational Blakenhale Junior School pupil made and sold beaded bracelets in memory of a friend he made in hospital and to help raise funds to find a cure for cancer.

Inspired by Harry’s determination his Georgie vowed to continue what her son had started and has seen his campaign go from strength to strength since his tragic death.

In the past two years Help Harry Help Others has become a registered charity, but still keeps the core values Harry started out with close to its heart.

To find out more or get help from Help Harry Help Others visit

Harry Moseley’s mum Georgie Moseley taking part in the world record attempt on the roof of Martineau Place as part of the Help Harry Help Others campaign. (s)

Hard working volunteers helped Gerogie string more than a million beads together to break the record. (s)

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