Birmingham based Help Harry Help Others and local author Samuel Langley-Swain are joining forces to raise vital funds for the charity through the sale of his new book Santa’s Wish, while encouraging children to think of others this Christmas – in the spirit of Harry’s legacy.
Georgie Moseley, Harry’s Mum and founder of HHHO, explains that her charity doesn’t do many ‘partnerships’ like this, but the message of the book really struck a chord with her:
“When I first read the story it really hit me, because of how close to Harry’s ethos and energy it was, he always thought of others and put them first. He once met Santa in Lapland and ‘wished for Santa to find a cure for Cancer, which was another reason why the story resonated with us.”
This new Author/Charity partnership starts on November 30th and aims to celebrate Christmas as the perfect time to inject a little bit of hope, magic and optimism, the kind that Harry was so well known and loved for.
Santa’s Wish is Samuel’s first children’s story book, which he has self-published, after being inspired by his journey in to parent-hood and his adopted children.
“My world changed when I became a Dad. Now, I am continually amazed by the challenges my children (and many like them) face in their daily lives and these are the inspiration behind my stories.” says Samuel.
“When I realised through my own children, how many vulnerable families spent Christmas without the warmth of Christmas and magic of Santa, I wanted to write a story that was uplifting and hopeful and encourage children to think of others, not just the presents they expect.”
The partnership with Help Harry Help Others will help support the on-going fundraising efforts of the charity, with 50% of the proceeds from every book sold going directly to the charity.
The resounding positivity that surrounds Santa’s Wish has subsequently spurred Samuel to pen three more children’s titles which will be published in early 2018, each one helping to unravel complex issues for young readers.
The book is aimed at children aged 3-9 and is available to buy at: www.santaswish.co.uk/help-harry