CANCER charity Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) is calling on Silhillians to share a light in the dark to mark its 10-year anniversary.
Harry Moseley, from Sheldon, captured the hearts of the nation when he raised more than £750,000 for cancer research in the last two years of his life selling bracelets, before he sadly died in October 2011, aged just 11 years old.
Now, to shine a light on 10 years as a registered charity, raising funds and offering support to individuals and their families dealing with cancer, HHHO is creating ‘a light in the dark’ moment.
The campaign will see the charity produce limited edition glow-in-the-dark bracelets, with 10 gold beads representing each year, and asks everyone to wear and share their HHHO bracelets and shine a torch or candle on social media, at 8pm on Monday, September 26.
The #HHHOalightinthedark campaign, is not only to commemorate and celebrate Harry’s legacy, but to raise awareness of and drive funds to the running of Birmingham’s first Cancer Drop-in Support Centre which offers more than 20 services to support families and patients.
In the 10 years since it became an official charity, HHHO has helped more than 1,000 families and in 2019, achieved £1million of giving.
They have provided £400,000 to families suffering financial hardship and £240,000 to fund vital research.
The charity also runs Respite Renovations, the charity’s own ‘DIY SOS’ style makeover, which to date has renovated four houses, all on top of the day-to-day running the Drop In Cancer Support Centre.
Harry’s mum and founder of the charity, Georgie Moseley said: “Reaching our 10th anniversary is obviously a bittersweet milestone, but I am so very proud of Harry’s charity, and everything his legacy has achieved.
“We’ve created a wonderful community and whilst we have faced some very challenging times, there’s never a dull moment at HHHO, which is exactly how Harry would have wanted it.
“Over the years we’ve cycled from Cornwall to Birmingham, made the world’s longest bracelet and completed a 22-hour roller skating challenge to mark Harry’s 22nd birthday, all to raise funds and awareness for people dealing with cancer.
“I want to thank everyone who has supported Help Harry Help Others over the years. There simply aren’t the words to express my gratitude. Every penny raised and every hour volunteered really does make a difference and offers a lifeline to those who need it most.”