Harry takes hospice cause to Parliament

By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 23 November 2012 Updated: 23/11 10:41

Latest News

Buy photos » Harry Bishop at the Houses of Parliament. (s)

A REDDITCH schoolboy had the chance to push the case for more funding for hospice care after sharing his own fund-raising efforts on a trip to the Houses of Parliament.

Harry Bishop met shadow ministers to explain the important work of hospices after his friend's cousin received end of life care at Acorns Children's Hospice.

The 16-year-old has since organised events, including a concert which raised over £900, to help Acorns continue to support children with life-limiting conditions.

He was invited to meet MPs including Chris Williamson, Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government, Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham and Shadow Care Secretary Liz Kendall to explain his vision for more funding to be made available for Acorns and other hospices.

Carole Crowe, Acorns community fund-raising manager, said: "Harry is a good ambassador for Acorns. He wasn't frightened to go to the council and ask for help with the concert to start his fund-raising.

"I was impressed Harry managed to organise such a large and successful event at such a young age and by his energy and enthusiasm for helping local life-limited children. This experience has dramatically shaped the person he is and his confidence has grown. It was great that the shadow ministers encouraged him and supported him in his call for funding."

Popular »

1 Lorry drivers a menace say staff

2 Hundreds say farewell to Brian

3 Town welcomes a special visitor

4 Abandoned dog needs residents' help

5 MP defends links to recruitment firm

More news »

Distinctive BMW worth £25,000 stolen from driveway

A CAR worth £25,000 was stolen from a

Handprint banner to support abuse campaign

THE ANTI domestic violence message was reinforced in

Community urged to apply for grants

PROJECTS which will improve the lives of residents

Cyclist injured in crash with lorry in Wythall

A CYCLIST suffered a head injury and a

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Two men suffer burns after explosion in Northfield

TWO MEN have suffered serious burns after an explosion in ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Stratford on Avon man jailed for raping prostitute

A MAN from Stratford who raped a prostitute twice as ...

Evesham Observer
School floored by donation

PUPILS and teachers at the Vale of Evesham School are ...