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Cordwainers supports childhood cancer charity in memory of Warden’s son

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers has named its nominated charity for 2019-2020 as the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, with fundraising going to Harry’s Giant Pledge.

The pledge was set up by Past Warden James Shaw and his family in memory of their son Harry.

Harry Shaw lost his 10-month battle with bone cancer Ewing’s Sarcoma in June 2019. He was five years old.

His parents said: “We can't let Harry die without doing something to try and ensure other little Harrys don’t go through the same thing. One of Harry’s favourite expressions during chemotherapy was: ‘Let’s just get it done’. 

“In honour of Harry's ‘let’s just get it done’ spirit let's raise some money to beat this awful disease and give future children and their families hope.”

Over the coming months, Cordwainers will be carol singing and undertaking a sponsored walk to raise funds for research into the disease.

At the time of going to press, his family had raised £325,000 – 65% of their target towards £500,000.

Readers can donate on the Harry’s Giant Pledge fundraising page.

Photo: Harry with his parents, James and Charlotte

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