Video: Schoolboy who wrote moving hit song after grandmother contracted Alzheimer’s has been given an award by the PM

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Harry Gardner, 15, made it to number one on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart last month with the song after seeing his grandmother Maureen McGuinness deteriorate rapidly.

The song also raised nearly £5,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. And now he’s been given a Points of Light award from David Cameron in recognition of his work. The Prime Minster said: “Harry’s song ‘Not Alone’ is a wonderful tribute to his grandmother, Maureen.


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