It’s a new year and I’ve decided to create a new series. Different to other series that I work on, ‘Charity Corner’ is where I will be using my blog as a platform to lend a voice to different charities and organisations of all sizes, backgrounds and causes. There are so many in existence and while some are lucky to have the privilege to advertise nation-wide or even internationally, there are also so many smaller causes but equally as important that deserve the chance to spread the word of their actions.For the very first Charity Corner, I’ve spoken to Georgie Moseley, founder of Help Harry Help Others, a charity who aims to fund vital brain tumor research.
What is the mission of your charity?
Our mission is simple. To ultimately find a cure for brain cancer, We offer grants to families suffering financial hardship directly as a result of a cancer diagnosis. We also offer adults and children with any type of Cancer any support that is needed outside of cancer treatment- all from under one roof.
In a ‘home-from-home’ environment, we offer time, understanding, empathy, advice, as well as social activities.
We strongly believe that no one should face cancer alone, or feel isolated. We offer accessible support in the community to adults and children affected by any type of cancer. No referrals are required – we are here to help!
What’s the story behind the creation of ‘Help Harry Help Others’?
My son, Harry, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 2007. In 2009 after undergoing intensive radiotherapy Harry met a fellow patient (Robert Harley who was 55 years old). When Harry heard his friend was deteriorating, he had a vision, a vision to help all those with affected by cancer following him seeing a fellow patient deteriorate. With a brain tumour himself, my incredible boy raised over £750,00 for good causes via his famous bracelet making idea until he passed away in 2011, aged eleven.
Due to the impact that cancer had on our family, I saw gaps for areas of support and decided that I needed to continue with Harry’s great work and ensure other families had the support they needed. Therefore, in 2012, I established HelpHarryHelpOthers, a unique local cancer charity servicing those affected by cancer. Then in 2015 we also opened the Birmingham drop In Cancer Support centre which, in a ‘home from home’ environment offers every inch of support outside of treatment from under one roof.