Mum gets dancing shoes on to celebrate Harry Moseley's 24th birthday - The Solihull Observer

Mum gets dancing shoes on to celebrate Harry Moseley's 24th birthday

Solihull Editorial 3rd Mar, 2024   0

A MUM got her dancing shoes and as joined by dance schools and individuals to mark what would have been her son’s 24th birthday.

Georgie Moseley completed a 24-hour dance challenge in honour of her son Harry and raised £6,400 for the charity she set up in his name, Help Harry Help Others (HHHO).

She was joined by more than 100 people from local community and dance groups throughout her non-stop, monumental dance challenge from Bollywood inspired performances, Street dancing, Zumba moves and even Burlesque routines.

She was joined by schoolchidlren and dance groups including Sparkles Dance in Kingshurst and Bee Well with Lisa in Shirley over the course of the 24-hours.

Georgie Moseley said “While Harry can’t be here physically to celebrate his birthday, it is of course important that as his mum I marked it in my own way.

“The dance challenge idea was the perfect way to have some fun and raise much needed funds for the centre.

“It goes without saying that it was incredibly tough, and I think I’ll be recuperating for a while, but it kept me going knowing that the money raised will be covering the running of the centre and providing a lifeline to many local families.

“Harry’s memory and legacy lives on through the charity and I’m sure he was having a good laugh looking down on me.”

Sheldon resident Harry captured the hearts of the nation when he raised over £750,000 for cancer research in the last two years of his life, before he died in October 2011, aged just 11 years old.

The dance challenge took place at the Drop-in Cancer Centre in Stechford, which opened its doors in 2015 and now helps 1200 adults and children affected by any type of cancer.

It offers over 20 services, including emotional, practical and financial support, and receives no Government or NHS funding.

Throughout the 24-hour challenge, Georgie completed over 73,000 steps and raised funds for the charity’s Hero365 Appeal.

The appeal is calling out for 365 people to raise £850 over 365 days, meaning each person will raise enough to fund one day’s running of the centre – the amount raised by Georgie’s dance-a-thon will fund the centre and its services for eight days.

For more or to get involved click here.


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