Up close with charity pioneer Georgie Moseley of help Harry help Others
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
I’m Georgie Moseley, founder of Help Harry Help Others, a charity that helps adults, children and their families who are affected by cancer. We try to be there every step of the way, to make a difference in any way we can and ultimately to help find a cure. I’m Harry’s mum and we’re very proud to carry on the work he started before he died in October 2011.
HOW DO YOU GET INTO TOWN?
Usually by car but recently I’ve gotten into cycling. After our Cycling4harry event last year I now try and get on my bike as much as possible!
HOW’S THE COMMUTE?
I don’t live too far from Harry HQ in Yardley so it’s usually pretty easy and takes around 15 minutes.
IS BRUM A GOOD PLACE TO WORK IN?
Birmingham is such a friendly place with a really unique feeling of community. I’ve spent all my life here and when things get tough the people support you and help in any way they can.
Most of my time is spent at Harry HQ, and we’ve always got the kettle on! If I’m in the centre of town I often meet people at Hotel La Tour. Great environment and staff – and afternoon tea! The William Tyler pub in Yardley is an after-work venue.
Lunch is a rare thing as I am usually whizzing from one meeting/event to another. If there’s a really special occasion then Cielos in Brindleyplace is fantastic.
I love to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head into the countryside. It’s been just over three years since we lost Harry and it’s still raw so time away from everything is great. Closer to home Sutton Park is a good place to go to clear my head.
WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE CITY?
Well, it may not be glamorous but you know there is no place like home and I absolutely love Sheldon. Grass roots and home are very important to me.
It doesn’t happen very often but if I’m in Brum then it has to be Ginger’s Bar. Once a month or so we go to O’Neill’s in Solihull where the people have become good friends. I also like the Slug and Lettuce… that’s me, I don’t do posh!
HOW CAN THE CITY BE MADE BETTER?
Birmingham is such a friendly and helpful place but I think there are a lot of businesses and organisations that can learn to work together more. We as a charity are unique and all we care about is the journey that a cancer family goes through. We are proud to support other amazing charities that also offer a great service for these families. We are proud to be the first to do this and we must be doing something right as new charities are also using this structure. To date we’ve distributed more than £540,000 to worthy causes across the city. Harry would be thrilled.