|By PR Newswire||
|September 26, 2012 02:01 AM EDT||
BIRMINGHAM, England, September 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Harry Moseley was an incredible young man who captured the heart of the nation with his campaigning to raise funds for brain cancer research, fundraising up and down the country with his famous bracelets.
Despite suffering from a brain tumour himself, he was inspired to act following the death of his close friend and fellow patient Robert Harley, raising over £650,000 through his campaigning. Harry sadly died on October 11th 2011 after spending 14 weeks in a coma, and his passing was covered by all national media.
Help Harry Help Others
Harry's ultimate dream was to start his own charity. Following his death and the ever increasing levels of public and media support, Harry's family have decided to fulfil his dream and on September 26th launch Help Harry Help Others, a charity designed to help all families suffering from cancer in 3 specific ways:
- Help Cure - raising funds specific to Brain Tumour research. Brain tumours have increased over 30% in the last 30 years and now kill more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer, and yet it only receives 0.7% of funding from Governmental Cancer research resources.
- Help Cope - the financial and emotional strain when any person is diagnosed with cancer has drastic effects on the whole family. We ease this by offering financial support, holidays, Christmas presents and day to day help for families of anyone suffering from any form of cancer.
- Help Care - raising money to support end of life care facilities and support services so that for all those who only have memories to leave, those memories are happier ones.
Help Harry Help Others Chairman, and Harry's mum, Georgie Moseley explains:
"Harry achieved so much in his life. He inspired so many people to do more to help other people, bringing families and communities together. He was my best friend and I miss him every day, but I know he would want me to carry on his efforts, and to keep spreading the 'Harry Love'. Today isn't just about celebrating everything Harry achieved, but also about looking to the future and starting the next chapter in his story".
Help Harry Help Others CEO, and former Coronation Street actor, Adam Rickitt adds:
"It's important to us that we keep this as personal to Harry going forward as we can. To see the impact Harry has on people, how what he did inspires them, and how his efforts continue to motivate people is amazing. We are about drawing families and communities together so that each of us can do our bit to make a difference and create smiles on faces where they have been missing."
With celebrity supporters such as Duncan Bannatyne, Ben Shepherd and John Terry amongst others, Help Harry Help Others is set to become a leading figure in the Third Sector.
To donate £5 text HARRY to 70800