Family raise over £12,000 for Denny hospice in memory of young Harry

The vital work of Strathcarron Hospice was paid for in full yesterday by a family that raised £12,900 in memory of their young son who would have celebrated his 21st birthday on Sunday.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 2:00 pm

A spokesperson for the hospice, base in Fankerton near Denny, said: “On Sunday, April 4 – a day that would have been Harry Sherrington’s 21st birthday – Strathcarron Hospice is being paid for by Harry's family, friends and the school community at Cumbernauld Academy and the JBM Supporters Bus.

“Harry was a big supporter of Strathcarron and with his family, friends and school helped to fund raise and raise awareness of our work before he sadly died in 2018. The community he built has continued to fund raise in his memory and we are so grateful for everyone's support to help raise £12,900 to pay for all of our services in the hospice and across the local community on Sunday.”

Harry, from Cumbernauld, was an enthusiastic fund raiser for Strathcarron Hospice, and one of the highlights for him was meeting Princess Anne when she visited the hospice.

Harry Sherrington sadly died at the age of 18 back in in 2018, but his family and friends have continued to raise money for Strahcarron Hospice in his memory

His family stated: “Harry packed so much into his 18 years, and made his mum Nicole, his sister Cara, his brother George, Granny Sandra and Auntie Lynne and the extended family proud of all he achieved.

"The family feel that to continue fundraising for the hospice in Harry's name is a fitting tribute to our amazing young man. We thank everyone who has donated and will donate to this page.”

The money raised by Harry Sherrington's family and friends paid for an entire day of operation for the vital Strathcarron Hospice