Five years after the tragic death of Birmingham youngster Harry Moseley from a brain tumour, the charity he set up to help families affected by cancer, which continues in his memory, is to receive a massive fundraising boost thanks to a local community choir releasing a charity single.
Solihull Pop Chorus recorded three tracks at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London just before Christmas and, after discussions with Harry’s mum Georgie, decided to release one of the songs – a cover of Wings by Birdy – on iTunes with all proceeds going to the Help Harry Help Others charity.
Georgie Moseley said the support of Solihull Pop Chorus meant the charity would be able to continue with its efforts to not only help find a cure for Brain Cancer, but also help children and their families who are affected by cancer:
We are really humbled by the support of Solihull Pop Choir. The tribute to Harry is wonderful and the song has a real feel good factor to it. Their support will really have an impact on our Drop in Cancer Centre and the other services we provide to families affected. We cannot thank them enough, she said.
Choir director, Anya Small, said it was especially rewarding for Solihull Pop Chorus to support Help Harry Help Others.
“We all get such buzz from the joy of singing but one of the most rewarding things we can do is support local good causes. Harry was such an inspiration to so many people and being able to support his charity is a privilege for us.”
Solihull Pop Chorus, which has grown from just 15 members three years ago to 220 adult and 40 junior members across its three groups in Dickens Heath, central Solihull and Balsall Common, has become renowned across the Midlands for its infectious and uplifting versions of pop classics and chart-toppers.
Since its creation in 2013, the choir has performed for the Lord Mayor of London at Mansion House in the City of London, at Birmingham’s historic Town Hall and at countless community events across the Midlands.
As well as making a guest appearance at Harry’s Annual Charity Ball on 1 April, the choir will perform at Birmingham’s Town Hall again on 16 July, in their Big Heart Big Sound concert. Tickets start are available from the Town Hall Symphony Hall Box Office.
Wings by Solihull Pop Chorus can be purchased from iTunes for £0.99. All proceeds go straight to Help Harry Help Others.