Force was with Harrison

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AN eight-year-old boy has raised over £1,300 in memory of his friend and his brother who both died of cancer.

Harrison Corp walked 50 laps of Queens Court in London as that equalled the distance between Great Ormond Street Hospital, where his brother Max was treated, and John Radcliffe Hospital, where friend Ashley Hyde was treated.

Both boys suffered with Neuroblastoma cancer and Ashley passed away just eight months ago.

The money raised will now go towards the Families against Neuroblastoma charity.

Harrison took part in the walk on May 4, in honour of Ashley’s love of Star Wars, and aptly it happened to be National Star Wars Day.

Throughout the walk he was wearing an Obi Wan Kenobi outfit and carried teddies that were close to Ashley and Max.

Ashley’s mum Clair said: “This is an amazing achievement for an eight-year-old boy and me, my husband and family are so very proud of Harrison. Even through death he has continued to be the best friend possible.

“When Ashley was at his worst Harrison only ever saw his friend, he was never bothered about the sickness, wires and chemotherapy.”

Anyone who would still like to donate to Harrison’s efforts can do so by visiting