St Richard’s Hospice has benefitted from the generous legacy of a young Midlands boy and his Help Harry Help Others charity.
Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) was set up in memory of Harry Moseley who started a campaign to find a cure for brain cancer and to help families who are affected by cancer as well as those who support them.
Harry’s mum Georgie and HHHO trustee Mrs Trina Harley visited the Worcester-based hospice to donate over £21,000 towards the charity’s Hospice at Home service.
Harry was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour at the age of seven and died in 2011 aged just 11 having raised hundreds of thousands for brain tumour research by selling handmade bracelets. HHHO has now raised £750,000 in his name.
Mrs Mosely said, “At HelpHarryHelpOthers our focus as a team is first and foremost supporting the patient and making their journey through cancer as stress free as possible. Therefore, for our team of trustees it was a unanimous decision to support St Richard’s Hospice and their ‘hospice at home’ service. To be able to support the expansion of their team so they can reach even more families to deliver specialist care in their own homes during a distressing time is just incredible. We feel such a service is true testament to the attention to detail, care and empathy that St Richard’s Hospice provides.”
Harry was inspired to start his fundraising through his friendship with Robert Harley who he met while they were both undergoing chemotherapy. Harry became good friends with Robert and his wife Trina, who is now a trustee of the HHHO charity. Robert, who had brain cancer died, at the age of 55.
Mrs Harley, from Kempsey, is also a supporter of St Richard’s Hospice. Robert received specialist hospice care in his final days at home.
Mrs Harley said, “I am very proud to be a Trustee of HHHO and absolutely delighted that we are able to make a significant donation to such a worthwhile cause. The work that they do at St Richard’s Hospice is mind blowing and they cover every single aspect of an individual’s, and their families, cancer “journey.”
St Richard’s Fundraising Director Tricia Cavell added, “This is a significant donation to St Richard’s towards expanding our Hospice at Home team and we are extremely grateful to HHHOs for their generosity. It is a wonderful legacy from Harry that we can continue to care for more people like Robert in their own homes in the future.”
St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.
Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.
In the In-patient Unit specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if they so choose, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help them to continue their work.