Cradley Heath couple set to put best feet forward in honour of 'kindest boy'

Jo Smith and John Hanks with friends getting ready to walk from Villa to Wigan for the charity Help Harry Help Others. John Mulerne, Rob Barton, Chris Haywood, Adam Reed, John Hanks, Mark Hayden and Jo Smith. To buy pic: 091308LA.

Jo Smith and John Hanks with friends getting ready to walk from Villa to Wigan for the charity Help Harry Help Others. John Mulerne, Rob Barton, Chris Haywood, Adam Reed, John Hanks, Mark Hayden and Jo Smith. To buy pic: 091308LA.

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A CRADLEY Heath couple are set to walk 86 miles from Aston to Wigan in memory of an inspirational boy dubbed the ‘kindest in the UK’ who died of brain cancer aged 11.

Jo Smith and John Hanks, of Hall Street, will set off on the 86 mile trek from Aston Villa Football Club to Wigan Athletic Football Club on May 15.

They are part of a group of 17 friends, all Villa fans, taking on the four day walk which they hope to raise at least £5k for the charity Help Harry Help Others which was set up by Harry Moseley.

Harry, from Sheldon, made national headlines and touched the hearts of many in his bid to raise funds to cure brian cancer, before he died in 2011.

Jo, who a 46-year-old Halesowen based family support worker, said: “Harry Moseley was a boy who had a dream.

“He wanted to find a cure for brain cancer and until that day came he wanted to help families affected by any cancer. “Harry touched the hearts of so many people and helped so many more before he sadly passed away.

“We want to continue his mission to bring smiles and love to those in pain, care and comfort to those in need and ultimately end this terrible disease.”

John, aged 44, knew Harry and remains good friend’s with Harry’s mom Georgina. Jo, John and the group of walkers are appealing for people to sponsor them by visiting www.justgiving.com/walk2wigan.

To find out more visit www.HelpHarryHelpOthers.org.uk.

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