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Brave Harry and his mum

Brave Harry honoured by Mayor of Knowsley

by Lisa Bennett

A courageous Huyton school boy has been honoured this week by the Mayor of Knowsley and local councillors.

8-year-old Harry, a student at Malvern Primary and Everton super fan has faced some incredibly tough times. At the age of 5, it was discovered that Harry had an 8cm long brain tumour. Harry had to endure extensive surgery and chemotherapy treatment, proudly wearing his Everton kit throughout. Tragically, as his treatment was nearing completion, Harry’s dad suddenly died at the age of 40.

Harry’s mum, Laura, wrote a letter to Everton Football Club, telling them about what Harry had been through and about how brave he’d been throughout. She explained that Jordan Pickford, EFC’s goalkeeper is his favourite player and so the Club surprised Harry with a session with Jordan and other team members. A video about this incredible experience has been seen by millions of people already and can be viewed here https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1635943934030671872

Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of the Council and a governor at Malvern Primary School also knew of Harry’s story and wanted to invite him in to enjoy tea with himself and Knowsley’s Mayor, Cllr Eddie Connor.

This Wednesday 22 March, Harry, his mum, friend, and headteacher enjoyed a cup of tea and some cake, and Harry was presented with a certificate from the Mayor in recognition of his courage.  He was then invited to the Council chamber for a Council meeting and where Cllr Morgan spoke of Harry’s bravery and Knowsley Council’s great pride in the little boy.