Worthing Morrisons’ Little Sunshine award winner revealed

Morrisons in Worthing has revealed the winner of its Little Sunshine award, launched as part of the supermarket’s recent ‘hope’ campaign.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 5:00 pm
Jo Easey, community champion at Morrisons in Worthing, presents Harry Ragless with his certificate and prizes

Seven-year-old Harry Ragless, who followed in Captain Sir Tom Moore’s footsteps to raise money for NHS Charities Together, was presented with the award by the store’s community champion, Jo Easey.

Harry, who has spina bifida, usually spends 80 per cent of his time in a wheelchair and has neurological damage to his legs and back, so he cannot feel his feet.

He decided to raise money for the NHS by walking with his frame and leg supports, and completed his challenge last April.

Jo Easey, community champion at Morrisons in Worthing, presents Harry Ragless with his certificate and prizes

Proud mother Selina Ragless said he had shocked them all with the distance he achieved, because he tired easily due to his condition.

Jo said: “I knew straightaway this little man deserved it. He raised more than £6,000 for the NHS and goes through more than most adults could cope with but always has a smile on his face.

“This past year has been so hard on us all but the children have been true heroes. Their whole life has been turned upside down but they have smashed it time and time again.

“This little man is a ray of sunshine for everyone who meets him.”

The hope campaign launched with Seeds of Hope, which saw Jo giving away packets of sunflower seeds to customers in store.

David Potts, Morrisons chief executive, said: “This has been a very difficult year for our country and this winter has seemed especially dark and tough.

“So as spring arrives, and with Covid seemingly in retreat, we want to help celebrate the growing sense of national optimism by planting these sunflowers across the UK, representing the brighter and lighter times of hope ahead.”

To continue to spread messages of hope, Morrisons community champions launched the Little Sunshine award to recognise people who have gone above and beyond in their community throughout the pandemic.