This weekend’s home game against Nottingham Forest will be dedicated to Birmingham’s Official Charity Partner to raise awareness and funding for Help Harry Help Others. This follows on from the charity’s first fundraising boost at St. Andrew’s in October, which raised an incredible £7,500.
All money raised will aid the charity in achieving its aim – help cope, help care and help cure cancer.
The Help Harry Help Others logo will also be shown on the matchday shirts alongside the EZE Group logo. EZE Group have also donated VIP hospitality for 10 people and their collection allocation to the cause. To help kick-start fund raising for Saturday’s game, Blues players Nathan Redmond and Callum Reilly visited the charity’s HQ in Church Road, Yardley where they joined volunteer supporters in a busy bracelet making session. HHHO have free reign of the stadium at the game and will be doing a bucket collection in and around the stadium, as well as continuing the mass bracelet session with an army of selfless supporters.
Bracelets, in the Blues colours, will be available on Saturday from a HHHO collector or throughout the season from the Kop Ticket Office, Blues Superstore and the Kop Reception.
Help Harry Help Others was founded in 2009 by Harry Moseley, a courageous boy who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour at seven years old. Despite being ill, Harry set up the Help Harry Help Others campaign and made bracelets to raise money, so that he might be able to find a cure for brain cancer and prevent others being ill. Bracelets are now a powerful symbol for the charity.
Harry devoted the last few years of his life to raising money for research into brain tumours but sadly lost his battle with cancer at eleven. During these last years he managed to raise over £650,000 in his fight to make a difference and support others.
After Harry’s death his family ensured Harry’s hard work and legacy would live on and made his dream of having his own charity come true. As a result of their determination Help Harry Help Others is now a registered charity which embraces Harry’s values. Harry was a generous, caring boy who not only wanted to raise money for cancer research, but wanted to inspire other children to do good things and help others.
Harry’s mum and HHHO chairman and founder Georgie Moseley, said: “Harry was a big Blues fan and St Andrew’s was one of the first places he visited to sell the bracelets. We are extremely grateful to the club and sponsors EZE Group for the support they have provided and are really looking forward to the support of Blues fans at the game on Saturday.”
If you would like to find out more about the charity please visit http://www.hhho.org.uk follow: @harry_moseley or like their Facebook page. You can also donate £5 towards this worthwhile by texting ‘Harry’ to 70800.
Birmingham City are also running a competition to win one of four sets of family of four tickets to the upcoming Blues v Watford fixture. To be in with a chance of winning, they are asking fans to tweet a picture of you and your friends wearing your Blues Help Harry Help Others bracelet to @bcfcdotcom with the hashtag #HHHODay by 9pm on Saturday the 16th of February. Anyone under sixteen must have parental permission before sending in photographs. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 19th February.