For Harry

Year eleven students at Albany Acadeny wanted to do something special to remember their former classmate Harry Grimshaw who sadly lost his battle with cancer earlier in the year. In memory of him the students raised one hundred pounds to donate to the St Catherine’s Hospice, Light up a Life Appeal.

The St Catherine’s Hospice annual appeal runs from the 1st December until 6th January and sees their Christmas tree lit with beautiful sparkling lights. Each light will signify the life of someone special. A light is shining in St Catherine’s Park this Christmas to celebrate Harry’s life.

Harry’s form tutor, Mrs Lillie, said “Harry always thought of others and encouraged us to fundraise for his favourite charities, so this seemed the ideal way to celebrate his life. Harry’s family joined in with us and sent this tribute to him.”


Dear son, brother, grandson, nephew and dearly missed cousin.

Our first Christmas without you will be hard to bear.

Thank you for keeping his light shining throughout Christmas.

We all hold you close in our hearts.

Mrs Lillie added, “We at Albany echo these lovely sentiments of Harry’s family, Harry’s light still shines as he continues to inspire us and bring out the best in us.” 

To learn more about the Light up a life appeal run by St Catherine’s Hospice please visit