Georgie Moseley, mother of brave Birmingham boy Harry Moseley, will be travelling in style to London today (Thursday 26th July) as she carries the Olympic torch in her son’s honour.
A National Express coach, which has been wrapped in a vinyl with Harry’s face on it, will transport Georgie and her family to Stamford Bridge before she carries the torch through Hammersmith & Fulham.
Harry Moseley died suddenly last October, aged 11, as a result of an inoperable brain tumour and complications following brain surgery. The Sheldon schoolboy’s selfless story touched the hearts of tens of thousands of people across the globe, including many celebrities, as he helped to raise more than £700,000 for Cancer Research UK by selling hand-made bracelets before he passed away.
Harry was nominated to carry the torch by England and Chelsea star John Terry, who was inspired by him after meeting him at an event in 2010. When Harry passed away, his mother Georgie was asked to carry it on his behalf.
Georgie says, “I know that Harry would have loved to have carried the torch himself, but having the National Express coach with his picture on is the next best thing to having him there in person. I wish the coach could hold the torch and take part!”
The coach wrap was designed and installed by Birmingham-based signs and graphics company Hollywood Monster. Managing director Tim Andrews, also a trustee of the HelpHarryHelpOthers charity – set up to continue Harry’s fundraising efforts – will accompany the Moseley family on the coach to London.
Tim comments, “We are very grateful to National Express for use of the coach, which will be seen by millions as it journeys the UK in service. The Olympic torch event will be a memorable occasion for Georgie and everyone that knew Harry. Harry’s face will travel thousands of miles from Birmingham to London, which will help to spread Harry love to a wider audience. Coach wraps are a fantastic way to get your message to new people as it travels across the country and up and down the motorway. If people hadn’t heard of Harry Moseley before they certainly will now!”
Andrew Cleaves, managing director of National Express Coach, adds, "Harry Moseley was an inspiration to the people of Birmingham and beyond and it is our privilege to name a coach in his honour. As befits such a remarkable young lad, for its very first outing the 'Harry' coach will make an extra-special debut, carrying mum Georgie down to London to carry the Olympic Torch on his behalf."
He concludes, "The coach will then run between Birmingham and London, becoming part of our network, which carries more than 18 million passengers each year."
Hollywood Monster employs around 80 people and works with major companies including Next, Virgin Media, LilyWhites, Ann Summers, Coach, Whistles, HMV, Westfield, Carillion, Morgan Sindall, Lovell Homes, Redrow and Bovis Homes.
For more information, please visit www.hollywoodmonster.co.uk.