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In our Banana Crumble Good News Stories we have on several occasions featured articles about high profile people doing something really special. This week Lewis Hamilton did just that.
Prior to the Spanish Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton had received a good luck Instagram video message from terminally ill Harry Shaw. Harry who is five years old has terminal cancer sent the message from his hospital bed. In the message he says
“Hello Lewis Hamilton. Good luck wining the race in Spain and thank you for the gifts. Lots of love from Harry and goodbye.”
Lewis had previously sent signed photos and a Mercedes cap to Harry. His parents said that the gifts had given their son smiles into what will be a short life. What did Lewis and Mercedes do to really bring a smile to Harry’s face? They transported one of their Formula 1 cars to his home along with the winners trophy from Barcelona.
Hamilton said in a message that Harry was his inspiration.
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So many people say that these top sportspeople only do good things to increase their profile and to bring good publicity but when you read the words and see the reaction and realise that all the gifts had been sent with no publicity then people do actually do things just because they are kind and can!! Lewis Hamilton, what an amazing gesture and Harry will certainly have had his day brightened by this. Harry’s family have set up a Just Giving page to try and raise money to help raise awareness and increase research into childhood cancers. The total for this fund has now reached over £100,000 thanks to the publicity and of course the generosity of Lewis Hamilton’s fans.
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