22 May 2020
Founder of cancer charity, Help Harry Help Others, Georgie Moseley, has created a storybook and activity pack for youngsters in lockdown.
This 42-page, illustrated storybook is only available as part of a children’s activity pack, based on Harry Moseley, the 11-year-old boy who started the charity before tragically losing his own battle to cancer in 2011.
He famously made beaded bracelets to raise thousands of pounds for cancer support charities.
Inside the packs, youngsters will receive a Harry The Hero book, five bracelet making kits, two word searches, 15 colouring sheets, a ‘make you own hero’ activity and a competition project for children to write their own story about being kind.
The kits are available via the charity's website and we are asking for a suggested minimum donation of £10 for the kit.
All monies raised from the packs will go to Help Harry Help Others (HHHO), which has been working hard to support the cancer community remotely during lockdown.
The charity supports adults and children affected by any type of cancer and helps with a range of practical, emotional and financial support.
Georgie Moseley, Harry's mum, said that she was inspired to provide children with some fun activities, while schools remain closed during lockdown, as well as tell Harry's story in a new way.
She said: "When the Government announced that schools were to be closed in March, I wanted to do something to not only provide children with hours of fun, but also wanted to provide something that would highlight to children the importance of having good qualities, like my son Harry.
"I usually spend lots time visiting schools and youth organisations sharing Harry's story which is still inspiring youngsters today. As I cannot do this physically at the moment, I wanted to find another way to teach and inspire them, whilst raising funds for HHHO so we can continue to support the cancer community.
"In 2012 I wrote ‘Making It Happen’ a biography about Harry’s life and all he achieved, but this was done really for adults. It reached number one on Amazon under ‘Cancer and cures’ which took me by surprise.
"I have always wanted to write Harry's story for young children but with being based at the drop-in cancer centre in the day and attending many events of an evening or weekend, I have just never got the time…until now that is!
"When I heard the news mid-March, I immediately took pen to paper, and am very proud that within six weeks, ‘Harry The Hero’ children’s storybook is now finished.
"The book tells the story of how a young boy with big dreams, a big heart and heaps of determination and self belief achieved all he set out to do, and still is almost nine years since his passing."
Pictured: Georgie Moseley with the Harry the Hero book