Harry's Hands

"Everyone is a bit scared," said the horse.  "But we are less scared together."

Colleen and Richard and their lovely boys, James and Harry, live surrounded by people who love them more than words can say, so in early January when they received the worst news imaginable it touched the lives of so many people.

At just 5 years old Harry has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, an aggressive form of Leukaemia that affects approximately 100 children a year in the UK.  

 Harry is now facing a harsh and relentless treatment programme which will see him stay in hospital for 6 months.  Colleen or Richard will be living in hospital with him whilst the other lives at home with 7 year old James.  There is an unspeakable pain for a family separated in such heart-breaking circumstances but there is also bravery, love, determination and hope.

Harry is in the best hands possible on the children's cancer ward at Addenbrooke's hospital, we are in awe of the staff there and everything they do for children and families at their most vulnerable.    Harry and Colleen, Richard and James have a long journey ahead of them but they won't be alone, we will be with them every step of the way and when they need it most, we'll carry them.

We are raising funds with the aim of making Harry and Colleen's time in hospital more bearable, Richard and James' time at home more bearable and to support the amazing work on the children's cancer ward at Addenbrookes Hospital.  In particular,  we would like to support the Addenbrookes play team with buying additional equipment and resources for the young patients to enjoy during their time in hospital.   We would also like to develop the parent facilities on the ward to provide moments of respite in the darkest of times.

Thank you for lending a hand in whatever way you are able to.

"What do we do when our hearts hurt?" asked the boy.

"We wrap them with friendship, shared tears and time, till they wake hopeful and happy again."  (​The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse  Charlie Mackesy)

  • Joshua Parker 
    • £190 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 10 mos
  • Sophie Bates 
    • £5 
    • 10 mos
  • Hollie Walton 
    • £5 
    • 10 mos
  • Melissa Grantham-Roberts 
    • £10 
    • 11 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Rebecca Siddall 
Raised £565 from 12 donations
Chesterton Community College, East of England, United Kingdom
Donna Hubbard-Young 
Team member
Raised £2,175 from 53 donations