Harry Moseley raised more than £100,000 for his charity, Help Harry Help
The spectacular event, at Birmingham’s ICC, was attended by 1,250 guests
including Harry’s celebrity friends and business leaders from across the
Organised by Tim Andrews, managing director of Hollywood Monster, and former
Big Brother contestant and Birmingham corporate lawyer Peter (PJ) Ellis, of
Weightmans, with support from Harry’s mother Georgie, the event was a
Harry’s story touched the hearts of tens of thousands of people across the
globe. Despite battling an inoperable brain tumour, before his death last
year Harry raised more than £700,000 for cancer charities by selling
hand-made bracelets and touring schools and businesses up and down the
Last night’s (October 19) ball, sponsored by signs and graphics specialists
Hollywood Monster, leading law firm Weightmans, and other major businesses,
was a celebration of all Harry achieved in his short life.
Tim, who is also a trustee of HHHO, said: “It’s been a great honour to be a
part of the inaugural Harry Moseley Ball. We were all overwhelmed by the
support from local businesses and Harry’s famous friends, with 1,250 people
attending a fantastic evening of celebration of Harry’s life.
“The money raised will all go towards his aim of providing support for
cancer sufferers and their families, as well as funding research to find a
cure for cancer. In addition, the money enables us to launch an exciting
Among those who attended the event were TV presenter Ben Shephard, former
Aston Villa player Ian Taylor, former Birmingham City player Michael
Johnson, Harry Potter stars Oliver and James Phelps, TV presenter Alison
Hammond, and Olympic gymnast Kristian Thomas.
Birmingham-based businesses including Mace, Bullring, Sainsbury’s, South &
City College, Birmingham City FC, Prologis, and Webb Gray architects, also
supported the event.
Georgie Moseley said: “It was an evening of mixed emotions – I was proud to
be hosting our first ever Harry Moseley Ball in his honour and raise money
for his own charity but also sad that Harry wasn’t there to witness it for
“Harry attended several charity balls, usually giving a speech during them.
He was born and bred in Birmingham and he’s inspired so many children and
adults globally and continues to do so. I want to thank everyone for
attending the ball and especially to Tim and PJ for organising such a
Freeradio’s Tom Ross and Russ Morris hosted the event, which included a
performance by Wolverhampton-born soul singer Beverley Knight.
Live auction charity lots included a day on a luxurious yacht, courtesy of
Hollywood Monster, Sunday dinner for six cooked by Michelin star chef Glynn
Purnell in your own home, and a one-week stay for 14 in a luxury ski chalet
in La Plagne.
Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara and his wife Danielle Lloyd raised the roof
of the ICC when they bid £5,000 for a framed Harry Moseley bracelet, one of
the last ever made by Harry himself.
HHHO, the charity launched by Georgie, recently opened its first shop on
Church Road in Yardley, Birmingham. Visit www.helpharryhelpothers.com for