Novice runner Cllr Ian Ward, is in training to run the Great Birmingham 10k for one of the cityâ€™s most-loved charities.
The Birmingham City Council Deputy Leader has signed up for the May event and will be raising funds for Help Harry Help Others – a campaign started by Birmingham youngster Harry Moseley who died from a brain tumour in 2011.
Harry raised thousands of pounds for charity and founded Help Harry Help Others. The charity is now chaired by his mother Georgina Moseley.
Cllr Ward said: â€œIâ€™m proud to be raising money for such a worthwhile cause. Harry was an inspiration, winning the love and respect of so many. Over three years after his death, his charity continues to help many people.
â€œIâ€™m a bit of a novice runner but Iâ€™m training hard to complete the Great Birmingham 10k in May and hopefully the money I raise will help this fantastic charity.â€
Harry’s mum Georgina added: “We’re really thrilled that Cllr Ward has got behind Harry’s work and that he sees the value in what we’re trying to do, which is to support and fill the gaps for cancer families who still have that hope.
“We’re a very tiny charity, although we have a lot of support, and this is such a great thing in terms of awareness of what we’re trying to achieve. Hopefully lots of people sponsor Cllr Ward as a reward for all his hard work.”
To sponsor Cllr Ward as he raises funds for Help Harry Help Others go to http://www.justgiving.com/Ian-Ward6
Great Birmingham 10k
Charity runners and elite athletes alike will be taking part in The Great Birmingham 10k Run on May 3.
The entry fee Â£25 (Â£20.83 plus 20% VAT) entry fee includes t-shirt, medal, finisherâ€™s pack and accurate chip timing.
Help Harry Help Others
Help Harry Help Others (HHHO), named after Harry Moseley who died in October 2011 aged just 11, aims to find a cure for Brain Cancer, to help families who are affected by any Cancer, and to help the people who support them. The charity has raised over half a million pounds in less than two years. http://hhho.org.uk/