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Harry Moseley

Harry Moseley

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


Katie February 13, 2012

R.I.P Harry xxxxxxx

karen jennings October 20, 2011

i am sorry hear about harry wot boy we are all f upset about your love boy god bless him love karen xxxx

daniel dunn October 20, 2011

god bless you harry i hope your ok now in the arms of the angels my school heathfield primary in darlington released balloons today in your memory i wont ever forget you harry from when you visited my school i bought 12 of your bracelets and will always treasure them love daniel dunn age 7 xxxxxxxxxxxxx

katie October 12, 2011

`Dear Harry you were really brave now you have left us.And as gone too heaven as a good person . from Katie
Heathfeild primary school
when you did the power point in school i felt so so sorry of what you have been through.
r.i.p xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mark Beaumont October 12, 2011

You were a very brave and wonderful boy, Harry, and an inspiration to us all. Many will carry on your good work and remember you always.

Jan Holmes October 10, 2011

R.I.P you have to carry on making those braclets for the angles now god bless goodnight xxx

Pauline Richards October 10, 2011

R.I.P. Harry. You are an inspiration to all. Rest in peace brave little man. My thoughts are with your family at this sad time xxxx

lorna October 10, 2011

god bless you harry r.i.p. you were a lovely young man xxxxxx

lorna smith October 10, 2011

so sorry to hear about harry what a lovely lad my heart goes out to his family god bless you all r.i.p harry xxxx

suzi wainwright October 10, 2011

god bless you little man … your the bravest little soldier up ther in heaven, …. no pain , just wonderful things like mountains made of chocolate, and rivers that are lemonade…….xx nite nite ,,

sarah mason October 10, 2011

so so sorry you’ve taken from us but you will always be with us all guiding the way from hevean and showing us the way to improve the research, it’s now time to rest you have done enough fighting…

annette honeyman October 10, 2011

so sorry to hear about ur loss my heart goes out to all the family ,my 13 yr old son s got a brain toumer its heartbreakin, god bless u harry rest in peace xxx

Kat Arney October 10, 2011

Hi Steve,
Because so many people were trying to donate over the weekend in response to the sad news about Harry, the website unfortunately couldn’t handle it. Our IT team are working hard to fix it right now, and for the moment we’ve redirected the donation page to Harry’s JustGiving page:

We’re sorry about this. Please do have another try at donating if you’d still like to support our research into brain tumours.

Science Communications Manager

Emma October 10, 2011

RIP Harry, may your bravery, cheeky smile and your heartwarming desire to help others, provide some comfort to those who knew and loved you at this sad time, whilst inspiring us all to follow your courageous example. Sleep tight. x

amandadodd October 10, 2011

god bless you Harry and well done Harry 4 all you achived you are an inspiration to us all RIP peace beautiful free of your pain.xxxxxxxxxx