Mission in memory of Harry

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 May 2012

Darren Davies and friends who are doing a 48hr walking challenge in memory of Darrens son  Harry who died.

Darren Davies and friends who are doing a 48hr walking challenge in memory of Darrens son Harry who died.


A WORLE father will walk for 48 hours to raise money in memory of his son who died last year.

Harry Davies, aged seven, died last year from leukaemia at Charlton Farm in Wraxall, which is part of Children’s Hospice South West.

His father Darren, of Vine Gardens, organised the walk, from July 13-15, to raise money for the hospice as well.

He has already organised other events in Harry’s name, including an auction earlier this year on the Grand Pier in Weston.

Harry, a Mendip Green First School pupil, was first diagnosed with a rare disease of the bones and soft tissue, known as Ewing’s sarcoma, when he was just three-and-a-half.

After recovering, he then developed acute myeloid leukaemia in 2010, and even though the brave youngster had a bone marrow transplant, last year hospital tests revealed he had relapsed.

Darren said: “It’s going to be a long, emotional walk because it will be on the first anniversary of when Harry passed away.”

The group will be walking around the Grand Pier and town centre in Weston.

There are nine walkers who are going to try and do the 48 hours and a few are doing 12 hours. They will be collecting money all weekend in tins as well.

There will also be branded Raise A Smile For Harry goods available to raise further money to go towards the hospice.

To sponsor Darren log on to www.chsw.org.uk/Raiseasmileforharry

If anyone thinks they can support the group by providing food and drink they can email Darren at daz0601@talktalk.net

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