Stormtroopers help young boy on his mission to the moon and back


Seven-year-old Harry has taken on a 6,786-mile mission to 'race around the moon' to show his love for his little brother Reuben. To reach this out-of-this-world target, Harry has been completing various challenges such as climbing, cycling, walking and even jumping on a pogo stick!


To add to his miles, Harry took part in a junior park fun run at the weekend, running 2k around Salisbury's beautiful Churchill Gardens. But this was a fun run like no other, he was joined by two Stormtroopers! They helped Harry and his mum, Sophie, collect donations from all the other families attending the race by taking photos and raising awareness of Harry's daring mission. 


Harry loves his little brother so much and Sophie told us how he showed this love just recently.  

Reuben can have up to 10 seizures a day and it’s scary because it’s always in the back of your mind – is this one the last? He had one outside the school gates recently and Harry rushed straight away to get his brother’s oxygen for me. He stroked his head and was telling him, 'It’s okay Reu Reu, it’s okay.

— Sophie

We're incredibly grateful to Harry & everyone that is supporting him with his 'Race around the Moon' Challenge. It has been inspiring & delightful to watch the miles total going up so quickly and see everyone's amazing commitment to completing the challenge. Well done to you all and sincere thanks from everyone at Naomi House & Jacksplace for your wonderful support.

— Pete Abrahams, Head of Supporter Services and Insight

You can join Harry's Facebook group, A race around the moon!, to keep up to date with his progress and even get involved yourself to help raise vital funds for Naomi House & Jacksplace and Julia's House Children's Hospice. Or you can donate HERE.

Well done Harry for your progress so far, keep reaching for the stars✨✨✨