Harpenden student raises £1,000 for Luton hospice

PUBLISHED: 08:58 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 08:58 15 February 2017

Harry Josephs, 20, who raised �1,000 through Dry January for Keech Hospice Care in Luton. The Hospice cares for his severly-ill brother Dominic, 17.

Harry Josephs, 20, who raised �1,000 through Dry January for Keech Hospice Care in Luton. The Hospice cares for his severly-ill brother Dominic, 17.

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A Harpenden-born student has raised over £1,000 for the hospice which, he says, is the only place he can give his severely-ill brother a hug.

Dominic Josephs, 17, enjoying a hydrotherapy pool. He has been cared for by Keech Hospice Care, for the past seven years,Dominic Josephs, 17, enjoying a hydrotherapy pool. He has been cared for by Keech Hospice Care, for the past seven years,

Harry Josephs, 20, who is currently studying at Nottingham University, raised the money for Keech Hospice Care through Dry January, an experience he said was “much harder than I thought it would be”.

Harry undertook the challenge to support the hospice which has, for the past seven years, cared for his brother Dominic, 17, who suffers from a life-limiting illness, which includes epilepsy.

He said: “My family and I are grateful for the amazing work Keech Hospice Care does for Dom and this is my way of giving something back to this brilliant charity.”

The Luton-based facility provides care for terminally-ill children across Herts, yet has to raise 70 per cent of its own funding.

Harry said: “People are shocked when they hear Keech has to raise its own funding. By comparison, giving up drink for a month was easy.”

He believes that without the charity, he would not have been able to create the amazing memories he has with his brother.

Harry added: “We both love the hydroptherapy pool at Keech. It’s the only time I can give my brother a really good cuddle.

“For this alone, I’m grateful to Keech.”


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