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Mother mourns 'hero' fundraiser son

A grieving mother has paid tribute to her "hero" son, who died of brain cancer after raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for others with the disease.

Harry Moseley, 11, from Sheldon, Birmingham, died on October 8, four years after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

During his illness he set up the Help Harry Help Others campaign, speaking at events and selling hand-made bracelets to raise more than £500,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Mourners at his funeral this morning, including Dragons' Den tycoon Duncan Bannatyne and television presenter Ben Shephard, wore the colourful bracelets as they gathered to pay their respects.

Harry publicised his campaign on his Twitter feed, which has more than 100,000 followers who he referred to as his 'Twitfam'.

Addressing the congregation at St Edburgha's Church in Yardley, Birmingham, his mother Georgina Moseley said: "I really hope that you can all just bear with me today. I really have to do this for my little boy.

"No parent or family should ever have to face a day like today, the passing of a child.

"We are all in just total shock and devastation that our beautiful, funny, caring, cheeky, witty inspiration and our hero Harry is not with us here anymore. However today is not about us or my feelings, it's all about my precious Harry."

The eulogy was followed by a poem, written and read by Harry's 17-year-old sister Danielle Green, who told the congregation: "I've been feeling really nervous about doing this but I just remembered something that Harry taught us all; I'm going to imagine you all sat on the toilet."

X Factor winner Joe McElderry performed his single The Climb, one of Harry's favourite songs.

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