A Northamptonshire fund set up in memory of a teenager with additional needs has been generously supported by Corby-based The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.

Harry Chadwick, who was a student at Isebrook School in Kettering, was only 19 when he died in March 2018 after a four-year battle with cancer.

To celebrate Harry’s life, his family set up Harry’s Fund earlier this year – offering grants, bursaries and loans to young adults with special needs who are on the cusp of leaving school and want to join Teamwork Trust.

A spokesperson at The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, said: “We read about Harry’s dad David and dog Nelly walking in memory of Harry and were very moved. Teamwork Trust is a charity close to our offices and offers life changing experiences and opportunities to adults with additional needs and mental health challenges.

“This is a wonderful cause, in memory of a special young man, and we are delighted to have been able to help.”

Harry’s dad, David Chadwick, spent a week in June 2019 walking Offa’s Dyke in Wales with dog Nelly.

David said: “We raised several thousand pounds during our Hike 4 Harry and are really grateful to the staff at The 1:1 Diet for following our progress and donating. It certainly made all the blisters worthwhile.

“As any bereaved parent will know, it is tough every day without our son, but there is some comfort in knowing that the fund set up in his memory will help other young adults for years to come.”

Harry’s family now hope to strengthen the fund further and are also appealing to other Northamptonshire companies to choose Harry’s Fund as their charity of choice for 2020.

Harry’s mum Jessica added: “Harry was so excited about going to Teamwork Trust and many of his friends are now members there, but not all families have this choice or chance.

“Council cuts and budget constraints can mean a delay in young people being assessed and being awarded funding for the next stage of their life. This can mean that 17 and 18 year olds with additional needs end up leaving the security of their secondary school but then have to wait for the next stage of their life.

“Harry’s Fund is designed to reduce, maybe even alleviate, this wait – a delay can be damaging for young people with disabilities such as autism, who need security, routine and a reason to get out of bed and on with their day.”

The 1:1 Diet donated £250, taking Harry’s Fund up to more than £8,500.

For more information and to donate to Harry’s Fund click HERE.