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Cricket club joins Harry's cause

Worcester Editorial 28th Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A CAMPAIGN started by an inspirational boy who raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity has been backed by Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

Georgie Moseley has spoken of her delight after her son Harry’s charity, HelpHarryHelpOthers, was announced as the club’s new partner.

During Harry’s four year long battle with an inoperable brain tumour the 11-year-old organised more than 80 events where he sold his handmade bracelets for charity in a bid to help others suffering with cancer before he tragically passed away in 2011.

Georgie said her son’s charitable efforts were inspired by Worcester-born Robert Harley, who became good friends with Harry after they met in hospital in 2009.

The former Barbourne resident, who died shortly before the campaign was launched at the age of 55, was an avid supporter of the city’s historic cricket club and Georgie believes the newly-forged link has brought Harry and Robert together again.

“Partnering Worcestershire County Cricket Club means so much to us as a charity because of the history of the club and the city itself play in our path,” she said.

“My little boy, Harry, never cared that he had a brain tumour, what he cared about was his friend Robert Harley.

“His sad passing was the inspiration behind Harry’s decision to begin his campaign and up until the day I lost him he continued to do his utmost to help others afflicted by cancer.

“For us to partner WCCC means we are coming full circle to how we started, standing alongside a city and a club that was instrumental in our creation.”

Georgie has now urged the club and its supporters to purchase a special WCCC bracelets to show their support for the HelpHarryHelpOthers charity.

Club captain Daryl Mitchell added: “We are delighted to form a partnership with HelpHarryHelpOthers and help them to support families who are coping with a loved one being diagnosed with cancer.

“It’s a particularly rewarding partnership as Robert Harley was a Worcestershire man and a regular supporter here at the club. We look forward to working closely together in the future and I know the lads will be wearing their HHHO bracelets with pride.”

The bracelets, which will represent the club’s colours – black, green and white, will be available to purchase online www.hhho.org.uk and at WCCC’s shop during the 2014 season.

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