Birmingham cancer charity Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) has launched a car rally to coincide with its annual fundraising ball. Setting off in North Wales, the Harry’s Run event is for prestigious supercars, classics and high performance vehicles and takes a route back to Birmingham using roads that have been voted the best for driving in Wales. Vehicles already signed up include a Bentley GT, Lamborghini, Zonda and a ten wheeler truck.
Harry’s mom Georgie Moseley runs the charity, which provides support for people going through a cancer journey, following her own family’s experiences in 2011. She said: “I’m not a big car fan, but people are getting really excited about this. The launch photo was the first time I’ve been in an Aston Martin so I can see what the fuss is about, although I expect that I’m going to end up being a passenger in the truck.
“The route takes in the Welsh hills, the famous EVO triangle, which the car magazine uses for its road tests as well as the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia.
“Like many small charities, we rely entirely on donations and as well as providing support to our clients, we are constantly having to come up with ideas for fundraising. In the past year I have completed some pretty daunting challenges, including bungee jumping and being locked up in a police cell. This rally isn’t going to put me in peril, but it does give people the opportunity to enjoy their cars – and trucks – at the same time as raising money.”
The event begins with dinner and an overnight stay at the Quay Hotel and Spa and will conclude at the Park Regis hotel in Birmingham, in time for drivers and their passengers to get ready for the Help Harry Help Others Ball being held on Saturday 1st April at the nearby ICC.
Georgie added: “We spend our time giving day to day support to people with cancer from our centre in East Birmingham, which can be very hard. I think that taking the time out to combine fundraising with a bit of glamour and fun will do us all good and I think that Harry’s Run with supercars and a black tie ball will make this the best weekend in Birmingham so far this year.”
The truck, which would more usually be pulling a 40 tonne load has been entered by Rob Spittle, the boss of West Bromwich based Guest Truck and Van. He said: “Some of my friends are joining the rally and I accepted the challenge to enter a high performance vehicle, so I chose a 570hp truck. Just for the fun of it.”
Harry’s Run begins on March 31s t and the entry cost includes two nights’ hotel, dinner and two tickets to the ball. Information and tickets are available online hhho.org.uk