Oliver and James Phelps win charity soccer match
This weekend, James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) took part in a charity soccer match, Footy 4 Harry. The soccer match was played to raise funds for Harry Moseley’s charity, Help Harry Help Others. Help Harry Help Others was set up by eleven-year-old Harry Moseley, who had a brain tumor, in order to help others like himself. Harry sadly passed away in 2011, but the money that Help Harry Help Others raises now is used to help find a cure for brain cancer and help children and their families who are affected by any cancer.
It was not the first time that the twins have played in a charity soccer match, and this time round, Oliver and James were joined by a host of other famous faces for the match. The two teams were called Harry’s Heroes and Moseley Mob. Oliver and James Phelps captained Harry’s Heroes. The team won the game 5-2.
Oliver, who is an ambassador for the charity, said,
Me and my brother were absolutely honoured to be asked to play, especially [since] we are ambassadors for the charity.
It was strange to watch a field full of guys well up while the video was being played, but that was the sort of person he was.
Harry was the most inspirational person I had met in my life.
I heard about his story through the press, and we were invited to go to his school.
Whenever I feel down, I remember Harry. He did so much for so many people, far more than I have ever done.
Help Harry Help Others has raised nearly £400, 000 in the last year. You can find out more, including how to donate, by visiting the website here.
After the event, Oliver posted a photo on his Instagram celebrating the win:
Congratulations, boys – a wonderful win for an excellent cause! Did you manage to attend the game? Let us know!