Solihull College students hold fun day to raise funds for HHHO - The Solihull Observer

Solihull College students hold fun day to raise funds for HHHO

Solihull Editorial 17th May, 2017   0

THE WEATHER failed to dampen spirits at Tudor Grange Park when a fun day was held to raise money for Help Harry Help Others (HHHO).

Event planning students from Solihull College raised £515 for the charity thought up by brave Sheldon youngster Harry Moseley during his four-year battle with a brain tumour and taken on after his death by his mum Georgie to help children and their families who are battling the disease.

There was plenty on offer at the fun day including hook a duck, a bouncy castle, food and a 1km fun run around the park.

Karin Kostialova, events planning tutor, said: “The students worked really well on the day, from setting up the gazebos and tables and putting the signage up around the cycle track, as well as taking their individual roles and using their initiative when needed to the end when all clear-up had to be done as well.

“Everything ran smoothly and we actually added extra races as people arrived in different time slots which helped to raise more money.

“Students demonstrated their mature approach in event planning and doing, and showed their true spirit and enthusiasm that is expected from an event planner.

“I am very proud of our students and I wish them good luck in future pursue in the event industry.”

Harry Moseley set up Help Harry Help Others in 2009 to help find a cure for brain cancer, after his good friend and fellow brain tumour patient, Robert Harley, became very ill.

Harry dedicated the last two years of his life to raising money for vital research into brain tumours, but tragically lost his own battle with this terrible disease at the age of 11. During those two years, he raised more than £650,000, and won the hearts and minds of millions of people, with his determination, passion, love of life and his desire to ‘make a difference’.

After Harry’s death, his family, determined to ensure that Harry’s legacy and marvellous work continued, and encouraged by the huge success of his campaign, made Harry’s dream of having his own charity a reality.

Mum Georgie says the aim is to help families who have been hit by cancer and inspire children to do good for whatever they care about in life.

The charity set up the Birmingham Drop-In Cancer Support Centre in Stechford in 2015. It offers financial advice, careers support, bereavement counselling, holistic therapies for anyone affected by cancer.


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