We’re extremely saddened to hear that the extraordinarily brave young Harry Moseley has tragically lost his fight against brain cancer at the age of just 11.
Harry was an inspiration to children and adults alike in his quest to raise awareness of brain tumours through his campaign “Help Harry Help Others”. He single handedly raised over £85,000 for brain tumour research by fundraising and selling hand-made bracelets.
He also helped us raise hundreds of thousands of pounds by supporting our work and speaking about his illness at our events.
This money will help us fund more research, including our groundbreaking work on brain tumours.
Harry was a very special boy – even when faced with a life-threatening illness he retained his cheeky persona and his drive to help others. He truly touched the hearts of everyone that he met and the difference he made during his short life is remarkable.
It’s heartbreaking that around 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK, a quarter of them with brain tumours. Certain types of brain tumours are amongst the most difficult cancers to treat in childhood.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Cancer Research UK is a leading funder of brain tumour research in the UK. With this vital income, we’ve been able fund research that has helped to change the outlook for many children with brain tumours, and you can read more about this in our Progress and Achievements web pages.
But we have never been more aware than today that we’ve got so much more work to do. Our hearts go out to Harry’s family at this incredibly difficult time.
Richard Taylor is Cancer Research UK’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing