Harry Moseley charity match

Celebrities taking part in a charity football match in memory of a boy from Birmingham who lost his fight with a brain tumour are going to be drumming up support today.

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Celebrities supporting Harry Moseley charity match

Harry Moseley raised high sums of money for charity by making bracelets

Celebrities taking part in a charity football match in memory of Harry Moseley, a boy from Birmingham who lost his fight with a brain tumour, are going to be drumming up support in Merry Hill, Dudley today.

The 'Weasley twins' from the Harry Potter films, Oliver and James Phelps, and The Risk who were in the X Factor last year, are among those playing in the match next month to raise money for Harry Moseley's charity.

Simon Cowell offers support for football match in memory of Harry Moseley

Showbusiness and sporting stars are putting on their football boots to ensure the legacy of Harry Moseley lives on.

Celebrities from across the UK are taking part in a football match at Birmingham City football ground, with Simon Cowell also offering his support.

Harry raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity in spite of fighting the brain cancer, which eventually took his life at the age of 11.

Today autograph-hunters turned out to meet the celebrities and support the' "Footy 4 Harry" event.

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Lee from Steps gears up for celebrity football match for Harry Moseley

Celebrities from across the UK are taking part in the football match, which is taking place in May at Birmingham City Football ground.

The match, which has been organised by the mother of Harry Moseley, is intended to raise funds and awareness of Harry's work, which has now helped many people with similar conditions.

Lee Latchford-Evans from pop group Steps said Harry was a special boy and his work must continue.

Celebrities launch Harry Moseley football match in Birmingham

A football match organised by Harry Moseley's mother has today been launched in Dudley.

Celeb Footy4Harry, which will take place on May 18, is being held at Birmingham City Football Club.

Celebrities set to appear include Charlie from boy band The Risk; former world champion boxer Joe Calzaghe; current champ Nathan Cleverley; Harry Potter actors Oliver and James Phelps; singer Shayne Ward; Steps member Lee Latchford Evans and a host of football legends.

Heart FM's Ed James and former Coronation Street star, Adam Rickitt, told ITV News Central that celebrities are approaching them everyday to be involved in the match.

X Factor's 'The Risk' meets Harry Moseley's mum

Charlie from The Risk meets Harry Moseley's mum Credit: ITV News Central

Charlie from X Factor band 'The Risk' meets Harry Moseley's mother during the announcement of the celebrity football match for her son's charity.

After his death from a brain tumor in 2011, the family and friends of Harry Moseley set up the charity "Help Harry Help Others" in his memory.

The Footy4Harry match will take place on Saturday 18 May.

Charity football match launch for Harry Moseley

Harry Moseley Credit: ITV News Central

A celebrity football match to raise money for Harry Moseley's charity will be launched today.

After his death from a brain tumor in 2011, the family and friends of Harry Moseley set up the charity "Help Harry Help Others" in his memory.

The Footy4Harry match will take place on Saturday 18 May but today the event will be launched at Westfield's Shopping Centre at Merry Hill .

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Christmas light switch-on in honour of Harry

Harry Moseley raised more than £1 million for brain tumour research by making charity bracelets Credit: ITV Central

Birmingham's Christmas lights are being switched on tonight in honour of schoolboy Harry Moseley.

He raised more than £1 million for brain tumour research by making charity bracelets before his death last year.

The event will be held in the city's Brindley Place.

Harry's ball an evening of 'mixed emotions'

Georgie Moseley with organisers and celebrity guests: Peter (PJ) Ellis, Ben Shephard, Georgie Moseley, Tim Andrews & Adam Rickitt Credit: Jas Sansi Photography

Harry Moseley's mother Georgie has described the fundraiser ball held to raise money for the charity in her son's name, says the event was a night of mixed emotions.

" I was proud to be hosting our first ever Harry Moseley Ball in his honour and raisemoney for his own charity but also sad that Harry wasn’t there to witness it for himself."_

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"Harry attended several charity balls, usually giving a speech during them... I want to thank everyone for attending the ball and especially to Tim and PJ for organising such a memorable evening.”_

Harry Potter star joins Birmingham in support for Harry Moseley charity ball

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