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Claire House funday in memory of Harvey
Claire House mascot Claire Bear with H&T Birkenhead staff Jessica Jeffries, Zoe Patterson, Nicole Walsh and Kirsty Cottington.
THE family of a boy who died from a rare condition is urging Globe readers to support a fun day in aid of the Wirral hospice which cared for him.
Harvey Langan had peroxisome biogenesis disorder – a rare metabolic condition which affected his muscle tone, vision and hearing. He lost his fight for life aged just three years.
As he bravely battled the illness, his family received support from Claire House.
The family fun day in aid of the hospice has been organized by H&T Pawnbrokers and will take place at their premises in the Grange and Pyramids Shopping Centre on Saturday, March 16.
Harvey's dad Tony said: "We couldn’t have managed without the support we’ve received from Claire House as a family.
"It's been a lifeline for us. Fundraising is absolutely essential for keeping the doors of Claire House open, so many families rely on it.
"Harvey loved coming to Claire House and the hospice means families can create amazing memories together, swimming in the hydrotherapy pool, painting in the art room or enjoying watching a film.
"The support offered by businesses like H&T means that hospice can carry on its vital work long into the future."
H&T Birkenhead Manager Zoe Patterson said the team at The Grange and Pyramids store wanted to do their bit to support the hospice.
Zoe, who is mum to Max, four, and Leo-James, 14 months, and lives in Moreton, said: "As a mum myself, Claire House is a local cause which can’t help but be close to your heart and I have heard about the wonderful work they do there to support families who are in the most tragic of circumstances.
"Our company is always very keen for us to look at ways of reaching out and supporting the local community.
"This is an ongoing relationship with Claire House for us because it is such a deserving cause and we have done fundraising events for them in the past.
"The aim of the day will be to make sure that the families which join us have lots of fun and we really do hope to raise as much money as possible."