Charities honour Harry's lasting achievement
3 July 2012
A young boy who died from brain cancer late last year has received two posthumous awards this week for his fantastic fundraising efforts.
Harry Moseley, who passed away in October aged just 11, was awarded the Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year award at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention at the London Hilton Metropole hotel.
His Mother Georgie was presented the award by newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky.
And on the same day Georgie picked up the ‘Flame of Hope’ award from Cancer Research UK for her “selfless” campaigning throughout her son’s illness and since his death from a brain tumour last year.
Georgina said: “I am really moved by both awards and, in honour of Harry and all those families going through the cancer journey, I can say I am very proud and this is for them!
“Harry was the real and true inspiration, I am simply and will always be his mom that will always support his incredible work.
“Harry’s passing came very tragically following surgery and this makes me more determined to continue with all that he created and fulfill his dream so that I can ‘Help Harry Help Others’.”
Peter Lewis – chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising said: “Harry was a selfless, inspirational and a brave boy whose outstanding fundraising was truly awesome. His work has helped other children and inspired thousands. Harry’s legacy is secure and his name will live on.”
Mary Ryan, Patient Liaison Manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “Georgina Moseley is a selfless campaigner and true inspiration. Harry had an inoperable brain tumour and passed away last October at the tender age of 11 – but not without leaving a lasting legacy to Cancer Research UK. His mother Georgina’s unwavering support and belief helped to make that happen.
“Georgina’s absolute confidence in Harry and his ability to touch people spurred the family on from their little local work to a nationwide partnership. She is an inspiring mother who enabled her son Harry to fulfill his dream to raise money to help other people suffering from brain tumours.”
Harry died in October last year aged 11 following a long battle with an inoperable brain tumour. Despite his illness and, with the support of his mother, Harry managed to make and sell bracelets to raise funds for research into brain tumours.
During his short life he attracted a huge Twitter following and won the support and friendship of celebrities including TV Dragon Duncan Bannatyne, footballer John Terry, and pop stars such as Sir Cliff Richard, Leona Lewis and Harry Styles.