Beloved BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration is set to be remembered with a funeral service at York Minster this coming Yorkshire Day, which is of course August 1st, and in light of this, his widow Helen Gration has issued a few words.
Helen and her family have been ‘awe-struck’ by the response from the public since the death of her beloved husband, father and presenter.
She said: “In the weeks since Harry died, my family and I have been utterly humbled and overwhelmed by the kindness expressed by so many people.
“Harry’s warmth and wisdom travelled far and wide during his life.
“To us, he was a much-loved husband and father and, although we knew he had a public life, we have been awe-struck and deeply moved by the esteem and affection in which he was held.”
Mrs Gration continued how she had “discovered how Harry was a great many different things to different people”.
“A friend, a colleague, an inspiration, or simply that reassuring presence you grew up with on TV at teatime. But no matter how you knew him, there’s no doubt he brought a great deal of fun to all of our lives.”
She added: “There was so much fun and laughter in our house and now we feel so proud to hear about so many moments where he made other people smile too.”
She discussed how Harry had lived with blood cancer, which was unconnected with his death and had symptoms that were manageable but continued that she and Harry were “Keen to be able to support research into this cancer and help those who are living with it”. Therefore any donations you would like to make Helen has asked for them to be directed to Myeloma UK – there is a link at the bottom of the article.
“In lieu of flowers for his death and funeral service, we would be grateful if you would use any spare pennies on the fundraising here for Myeloma UK. Our sincere thanks for your help.” If you’d like to spare a few quid to support the fundraising here for Myeloma UK visit the link here.
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