First Harry's Young Starz Awards handed to 'kind' young cancer patient - The Solihull Observer

First Harry's Young Starz Awards handed to 'kind' young cancer patient

Solihull Editorial 30th May, 2017   0

THE FIRST of this year’s Harry’z Young Starz Awards has been handed over to a kind-hearted cancer patient who decided to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital at her birthday party.

Olivia Pugh was surprised by Harry’s mum and Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) founder Georgie Moseley and Sarah Shirley from sponsors Hogarths Hotel when she was handed the first 2017 award – The Selfless Award.

The 11-year-old won the category showing her selfless attitude even through the face of adversity.

When she was handed the award Olivia said: “I’m really surprised and feel very special.”

Despite going through cancer treatment herself Olivia donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust but more importantly at her recent birthday party decided she wanted to help other children and instead of presents turned her party into a fundraiser and raised over £2,000 to buy toys for patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Georgie said: “The reason I organise these awards is to highlight some of our truly inspirational youngsters who go above and beyond being an average child.

“The judges read lots of wonderful stories but Olivia just stood out a mile especially through thinking of others whilst going through a terrible time herself.

“We are extremely proud of her and I’m so glad we can highlight her selfless attitude.”

Each month an award will be handed out for one of the eight categories.

The winners from each category, including Olivia, will be invited to an Awards Ceremony at Hogarths Hotel and Restaurant in December where one lucky winner will receive the coveted Harry’z Young Star Award.

HHHO was the creation of inspirational Sheldon youngster Harry Moseley, who died in 2011 at the age of just 11 after a four-year battle with a brain tumour.

The awards were launched in 2014 by Georgie Moseley, proud mother of the inspirational Sheldon schoolboy Harry Moseley, who selflessly raised over £750,000 through his legendary bracelet campaign before passing away aged eleven.

However, they were put on ice for two years – but now the awards are back and set to celebrate inspirational children – with the support of The Observer and the help of Hogarths Hotel in Dorridge.

Throughout June HHHO will be focussing on the Community Award.

This award is to recognise an individual who has had a significant impact on their community, they may have volunteered their time to a local charity, or had a positive impact their local community.

The deadline for applications is June 30 – any applications received after this date for the Young Carer Award will not be considered.

If you know someone who fits this category, or any of the others, nominate them by emailing [email protected] or call 0121 783 5407 to request an application form.

For a full list of categories visit the Solihull Observer website.


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