Frazer has shared with Year 4 the inspirational story of Harry Moseley who, whilst bravely battling with a brain tumour, made and sold handmade bracelets, raising an astonishing amount for cancer charities. Harry earned the title of ‘Britain’s Kindest Kid’ due to his amazing courage; raising money for others whilst fighting a battle of his own.
Harry’s mother started a charity in his memory – Help Harry Help Others and to mark his 18th birthday opened a new drop-in cancer support centre.
At Winterfold, we are fortunate to be blessed with pupils and parents who are not only supportive of our charity work but who are proactive in their own right. Over the course of several years, the following group of children through helping their parents and working independently have supported Help Harry Help Others: Jenson and Lewis Till, Sophie and Frazer Spittle, Joe Batham, Felix Jolley, Jakson Shepherd-Manley, James Dunn, William Mallard, Charlie Baddams-Todman, Harry Cooke, Joshua Titley and Oliver Sirett.
The children have written their own comments about the work they have done, ending with a prayer for Harry:
‘Harry Moseley raised over £50,000 in his lifetime for cancer research by making bracelets to raise awareness about his condition. Sadly, he died from a brain tumour at the young age of 11. Between us all, we raised £1,008 in the first year we brought it into school and £857 in the following year, by continuing to sell the bracelets in Harry’s memory.’
Our prayer for Harry:
We hope Harry is safe and happy, doing what he loved and being what he loved being. We send our prayers to all those who are suffering from the same condition.
We are extremely proud of these children for their commitment and sense of responsibility towards others.