HELPING people cope with cancer has always been at the heart of Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) since it was set up by the inspirational Harry Moseley in 2011.
Now thanks to the hard work of dedicated charity workers and Harry’s mum Georgie the relocated Drop-In Cancer Support centre on Midland Croft in Stechford has opened its doors to help people cope with the devastating affects of the disease in honour of the brave Sheldon youngster.
ITV’s Ben Shephard – who is an ambassador for the charity – cut the ribbon on Thursday (February 22), which would have been Harry’s 18th birthday, and officially open the centre.
A number of events are will be held at the Drop-in Cancer Support Centre for everyone affected by cancer from siblings and children to parents and partners.
There will still be advice and services on hand for patients and their families from benefits advice to support groups for families and patients, craft groups to careers advice and wig and bra fittings for ladies.
Harry’s mum and founder of HHHO Georgie said: “I was overwhelmed by the number of people who turned out to help celebrate the opening of our new Birmingham Drop In Cancer Support Centre on what would have been Harry’s 18th birthday.
“To see so many supporters, including our fantastic trustees and ambassadors, on such a poignant day was just amazing and I am very proud of what we’ve achieved in Harry’s memory.
“We are dedicated to supporting anyone affected by any form of cancer and our centre is a home-from-home environment for patients, families and carers to receive professional advice and emotional support following a diagnosis.
“We are here for everybody.”
The previous centre, which was opened in 2015, was forced to close its doors in December as the lease was up and the centre along with neighbouring buildings were earmarked for demolition to make way for a housing development on Meadway in Stechford.