Famous Harrys have united to launch a fundraising campaign for Help Harry Help Others, the campaign started by the inspirational Harry Moseley who died of a brain tumour in October 2011, aged just 11.
Harry Redknapp, Harry Styles, Cliff Richard (born Harry Webb) and Ainsley Harriott are among the celebrities appearing in a video to help make sure Harry’s campaign, in aid of Cancer Research UK, continues to raise much needed funds to help beat brain cancer.
Alongside the famous Harrys, a host of other famous faces have appeared in short videos encouraging people to buy the iconic beaded bracelets that Harry Moseley handmade and sold to raise money when he first started his campaign.
Harry Styles from One Direction, said: “After being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, all Harry wanted to do was help others who were poorly like him to get better. By making bracelets and raising money for brain cancer research, Harry became an inspiration to me and many others. I’m proud to be supporting Help Harry Help Others, so please help us keep his dream alive by wearing one of his bracelets in memory of this very special Harry.”
Cliff Richard, who was born with the name Harry Webb, said: “For someone so young, Harry had an impact on so many people’s lives and his selfless work to raise money by selling bracelets for brain cancer research touched so many people. I’m proud to wear my bracelet in support of Help Harry Help Others to remember such a caring little boy.”
Ainsley Harriott, said: “All Harry wanted to do was help others who had brain tumours like him. By making special bracelets and through his charity Help Harry Help Others, he raised hundreds of thousands of pounds towards brain cancer research before he sadly passed away last year. So please, join me and buy a Harry bracelet to help continue his amazing work.”
Harry Redknapp, said: “What an incredible boy Harry was. It was his wish that everyone in the UK would wear one of his bracelets so please Help Harry Help Others by buying one today.”
Having so many celebrities supporting Help Harry Help Others reflects just how many people Harry inspired during his short life. Just seven years old when he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, he was helped through his gruelling course of treatment by Robert Harley, a fellow brain cancer patient. When Robert became very ill with his brain tumour, Harry began his campaign, Help Harry Help Others, making and selling beaded bracelets to raise funds for vital research that will help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours in the future. To date, the campaign has raised over £230,000 for brain tumour research.
Harry’s mum, Georgie Moseley, is incredibly proud of the work her little boy started, and has vowed to continue the campaign in his name. She said: “I miss my boy every single day, but knowing his campaign is continuing gives me strength. His dream was that one day everyone across the country would wear one of his bracelets with pride. I hope that people will realise they can make a difference, and show their support by buying a bracelet and helping to raise more money for research into brain cancer. If it means one less family has to go through what we did, it will be worth it.”
All money raised through the sale of Harry’s bracelets goes directly to fund Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer.
To view the video and order a bracelet, visit: http://on.fb.me/Help_Harry
For more information contact the Cancer Research UK press office on 020 3469 8315 or, out of hours, on 07050 264 059.