HELPING people with cancer has always been at the heart of Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) since it was set up by inspirational youngster Harry Moseley.
And since Harry’s death in 2011, his memory and good work has gone from strength to strength – gaining charity status and campaigners have also continued to raised funds to help people with cancer.
However, despite all the work done so far, Harry’s mum Gerogie wanted to do more for cancer patients and their families, allowing them to spend much-needed time together.
Which is why she created the help Harry Help Others Drop-in Cancer Support and Wellbeing Centre.
Speakingt to The Observer this week Georgie said: “I knew something had to be done and literally lay in bed thinking of how we could create something that would give families the support they rightfully deserve with the right level of empathy in their situation all under one roof.”
Georgie said she knew too well what it was like trapesing around different organisations trying to sort things like homelessness and finances out so she wanted to create a haven of hope where people could drop into for help.
She added: “The lightbulb moment of pulling all the services and support that a family may suddenly require due to a cancer diagnosis came to me.
“The creation of A Birmingham based Drop-in Cancer Support Centre that would have everything onsite under one roof.
“Whether people just want a cuppa because they are having a bad day and feel isolated once away from hospital or they are experiencing difficult times due to the sudden change in circumstances we aim to give them as much support as possible and help them manage their situation so that they can focus on the most important thing getting through treatment and just being a family.”
The news of the Drop in Centre, which will be based on Meadway in Yardley, was announced on Sunday (February 22) – which would have been Harry’s 15th birthday.
Georgie and the team are planning on having a number of events and help at the HHHO Drop in Cancer Support and Wellbeing Centre including benefits advice to support groups for families and patients, craft groups to careers advice and wig and bra fitting for ladies.
But getting the centre up and running will be a challenge and Georgie is calling on businesses to help make the place feel like home.
She said they need electricians, plasterers and interior designers to help get the place looking right and after that they will be looking for volunteers who have been in a similar situation to help support families and patients during their fight.
For more or to find out about volunteering or helping out with renovations contact Gerogie on 0121 244 6149 or email [email protected]