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Harry Moseley: Charity names campaign in boy's memory

Harry Moseley (image courtesy of Caters News)
Image caption Harry raised more than £500,000 by selling bracelets

A national fundraising campaign has been launched in memory of a Birmingham boy who raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK.

Eleven-year-old Harry Moseley, from Sheldon, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2006.

By the time he died in October 2011 Harry had raised more than £500,000 for charity by selling homemade bracelets.

Cancer Research UK has relaunched his Help Harry Help Others campaign with the help of celebrity Harrys.

Harry Redknapp, Harry Webb (better known as Cliff Richard) and Harry Styles, from pop group One Direction were among the names backing a campaign modelled on one set up by Harry Moseley.

Walk For Harry

His mother Georgina Moseley said she had been touched by the new campaign.

She said: "His dream was that one day everyone across the country would wear one of his bracelets with pride.

"If it means one less family has to go through what we did, it will be worth it."

Cancer Research UK is raising money by selling bracelets based on those made by Harry in a shed in the garden at his council house home.

Last week organisers of the 26-mile annual Birmingham Walkathon also announced that the event would be renamed Walk For Harry, with money raised going to the Birmingham Children's Hospital and Acorns Children's Hospice.

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