IT is a truth universally acknowledged that many hands make light work.
And beloved local charity Help Harry Help Others (HHOH) found this to be true when over 1,000 UPS employees from across the country put their hands to good use to make almost 20,000 of the charity’s trademark bead bracelets.
As part of one UPS’s largest charitable campaigns in the country, more than 1,350 employees enlisted the help of friends and family to make as many bracelets as possible over the month of June.
The bracelets, which are expected to raise £40,000 in donations for the charity, help raise awareness of brain cancers and raise funds for research.
Speaking about the challenge, Sharon Hauber, HR Director UPS Ltd., said: “At UPS there’s a culture of supporting the communities where we live and work.
“We’re delighted to be able to support Harry’s campaign, and we recognise the importance of his work in eventually finding a cure for this terrible disease.”
Help Harry Help Others was inspired by Harry Moseley, who tragically died in his mother’s arms, on October 8, 2011, after a four-year battle with a brain tumour.
The Blakenhale Junior School pupil made and sold beaded bracelets in memory of a friend he made in hospital and to help raise funds to find a cure for cancer.
And even as the 11-year-old’s health deteriorated, the youngster continued raised money for Cancer Research UK through his campaign Help Harry Help Others.
Now Harry’s legacy lives on through the work of his devoted mother, Georgie, who works tirelessly to keep the charity going from strength to strength.
Describing the charity as being ‘overwhelmed’ by the support it received from management and staff at UPS, Georgie Moseley, Founder of Help Harry Help Others, said: “Everyone has really embraced the work of our tiny cancer charity and as a result their hard work, time and effort has made a huge impact on the work we deliver.
“Not only in terms of output and money but also in terms of awareness for all we do.
“It’s been an honour to have such a large organisation support us in our quest to help those with hope.”
More information on the work Help Harry Help Others does can be found online at www.hhho.org.uk