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Christmas Gifts at the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust

Read the original article on The Examiner Website.

SOMETIMES they end up in tears but volunteers at the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust are aiming to brighten the Christmas of young people stuck in hospital.

The team at the Quay Street offices spend the whole festive period up to December 25 hard at work preparing gifts to send to young cancer patients in hospital.

And the letters and thank-you cards the charity receive back from the 13 to 24-year-olds can be very emotional.

Trust manager Pam Thornes told the Examiner of a particularly touching story from last year’s Christmas gift program.

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SMileS Sponsers charity CD launch at HMV on Saturday 23rd July (1pm) in Aid of The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust


In a story of hard work and true determination a local Community pull together to help their local based charity The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

Just over a year ago, a small group of women – the Colne Valley Ladies Circle were trying to think of a new and unique fundraiser for the year. They had an idea one night, after a few glasses of wine (actually quite a lot), to record a single and sell it for their chosen charity. They somehow managed to persuade the local super league rugby team (The Huddersfield Giants) to sing with them and off they all went to the studio to record their chosen song ‘Keep on Moving’. An upbeat and cheery song, but very powerful and meaningful words if you think about what these young patients must be going through. (words at bottom of the post) Read the rest of this entry