Showbiz stars are to stage a celebration ball to honour the memory of Birmingham schoolboy Harry Moseley and raise funds for his charity.
Former Birmingham Big Brother contestant PJ Ellis and Ed James, from Heart FM, are organising the poignant event which will be held at the ICC on August 24.
Harry’s mum, Georgie, said she was proud of the growing legacy left by her son, who died aged just 11 in October following a long battle with an inoperable brain tumour.
The Sheldon schoolboy’s selfless story touched the hearts of others as he managed to raise more than £200,000 for Cancer Research UK, by selling hand-made bracelets.
At the weekend DJ Chris Evans described Harry as “brave beyond words” and revealed his own plans to boost the schoolboy’s charity, Help Harry Help Others.
The BBC star said he hopes to donate the proceeds of a possible new franchise of compilation albums to continue Harry’s fundraising efforts.
Delighted mum Georgie, aged 37, said although she would like to “sit and crumble”, her son’s hard work had given her the strength to keep going.
“Harry didn’t realise how he inspired people,’’ she said. “After his death people are organising events which is amazing.
“Yes, I’m a grieving mum. But Harry set up his campaign to help others. He put the last two years of his precious little life into it, for me to stop would be just criminal.”
Birmingham lawyer PJ, aged 32, said Harry’s death had stirred him into action.
The reality TV star, who appeared on the popular show in 2002, has a son, Blake, who will be one this month.
“Harry struck a chord, seeing a young boy go through that,’’ he said. “Since I’ve had Blake I’ve found the heart I didn’t think I had.
‘‘I always thought of myself as being a bit of a party boy, but when you have a boy that all changes. When Harry died I just thought I have to do something.”
Ed James from Heart FM will compere the night and other local celebrities are being lined up.
If you would like to sponsor the event, or if you want to book tickets, call PJ on 07988 887 875, or visit www.theharrymoseleyball.blogspot.com