Help Harry Help Others donates one millionth pound in fight against cancer - The Solihull Observer

Help Harry Help Others donates one millionth pound in fight against cancer

Solihull Editorial 18th Mar, 2019 Updated: 18th Mar, 2019   0

THERE WAS double delight for Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) as the charity handed over its millionth pound to help in the fight against the disease.

It came as it donated £18,000 to help those with cancer.

A cheque for £17,999 plus a single £1 coin – the millionth – was presented at the charity’s annual fundraising ball to Dr Peet from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital in aid of The Brain Tumour Research Group.

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

Harry Moseley’s mum Georgie said: “Harry’s determination to help people and to make things better led to the charity we have today, which aims to do three things: Help Cope, Help Care and Help Cure.

“Around 1,550 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK, a quarter of them with brain tumours.

“Our mission is continue to do what Harry began: to find a cure. But until then we want to make a difference wherever we can.”

During his brave battle Harry began selling bracelets to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

When Harry passed away his heartbroken mum Georgie and a team of friends took up the baton in his honour to maintain and grow Help Harry Help Others to help children and their families battling cancer.

Georgie carried on her Harry’s legacy by setting up HHHO and in 2015 the charity opened the Birmingham Drop In Cancer Support Centre which supported more than 400 families across Solihull and Birmingham.

Georgie added: “The support given to us by the public has allowed us to provide a variety of the practical and emotional services to more than 1,000 families who find that they never imagined they would need in a time of crisis.

“Our emotional support counselling for patients and their families is one of the most requested services.

“When people realise they need emotional help they are usually at rock bottom before they visit their GP.

“From there it can take several weeks before they get seen by a counsellor.

“With us, a client is listened to the same day they come to see us, and are then fast tracked to their first formal session within days.”

People do not need a GP referral to access the services provided by HHHO they can telephone, find information online or just call in to the cancer centre which supports adults and children affected by any type of cancer during office hours.


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