Harry's top five reasons to take part in RBC Race for the Kids

29 Sep 2020, 5:12 p.m.

GOSH patient Harry took part in the first ever virtual RBC Race for the Kids in 2020 with his family and had a fantastic day. Now, he's encouraging as many people as possible to part in our virtual 2021 event.

Harry had life-saving open heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital when he was only hours old. "Without GOSH, he wouldn't be here and we wouldn't be a family," says Mum, Debbie. "For us, GOSH means the world: it's given us the opportunity to be a family."

"Last year we took part in the first ever virtual RBC Race for the Kids and loved it," says Dad, Ian. "It was great fun." Now, the whole family, including Harry and his little brother Alfie, are encouraging everyone to sign up and take part in RBC Race for the Kids 2021, which takes place virtually across the weekend of 16 - 17 October.

"If I can do it with half a heart," says Harry, "so can you!"

Listen to Harry and his family tell their full story in the video below.

Harry has also put together a list of his top five reasons for you to join in and take part, as well as some great tips on getting race ready: "I'll be eating a lot of apples!" says Harry.

Feeling inspired? RBC Race for the Kids 2021 takes place on 16 - 17 October and you can sign up now to run, walk, skip or a scoot a distance of your choice, however and wherever you want!