Harpenden student raises £1,000 for Luton hospice
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.”