A special celebration to mark Harry Moseley’s 18th birthday is taking place at the recently-relocated Birmingham Drop In Cancer Support Centre - and everyone’s invited!
Cancer support charity, Help Harry Help Others (HHHO), is hosting an official open day on Thursday 22nd February at its new centre on Midland Croft off East Meadway, Stechford, and ITV’s Ben Shephard - who is an ambassador for the charity - will be there to cut the ribbon and welcome visitors.
“We have recently had to relocate our Birmingham Drop In Cancer Centre due to land regeneration of our old site,” explained Georgie Moseley, Harry’s proud mum and founder of HHHO. “It has been a really hard time but I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure not only a new building but the future of our centre.
“This year would have been Harry’s 18th birthday so we thought there would be no day more poignant to open the new centre and Harry’s ambassador Ben Shephard will be coming along to do the honours.”
11-year-old Harry Moseley died in 2011 following an inoperable brain tumour. Before he passed away, he raised a staggering £750,000 for cancer charities by selling beaded bracelets.
Georgie carried on her son’s legacy by setting up HHHO and in 2015 the charity opened the Birmingham Drop In Cancer Support Centre in Stechford, which has already supported more than 400 families throughout Solihull and Birmingham.
“We offer a home-from-home environment for patients and anyone touched by any form of cancer,” explained Georgie. “Patients, families and carers can often feel alone and sometimes they need extra support outside of hospital treatment - that’s where we come in.”
Dedicated staff and volunteers at the centre provide counselling and professional advice for people of all ages affected by cancer - including careers advice, life coaching and one-to-one support.
The charity is also launching a new educational training programme, running six-week courses to help patients, carers and loved ones understand their journey following a cancer diagnosis.
“We’re here for everybody,” explained Georgie. “Whether that means simply popping in for a cuppa and a chat, meeting new friends who are going through the same thing, or seeking financial or emotional advice - we offer all services under one roof and there is no need for a referral.
“Our new educational training programme has been designed to help people cope with the challenges that come hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis and each course will be tailored to different groups of people to address different feelings and emotions they are likely to experience.”
The centre also offers an array of holistic therapies, including massage, reiki and reflexology, as well as bra and wig fittings and even microblading for cancer patients who may lose their eyebrows through chemotherapy.
What’s more, HHHO organises social activities at the centre while there is a crafts room and games room for visitors to enjoy some downtime.
The official launch event for HHHO’s new Birmingham Drop In Cancer Support Centre will take place from 11.30am to 1.30pm on Thursday 22nd February.
For more information about HHHO visit www.HHHO.org.uk.
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