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Why not attend the launch of The Laura Crane 2012 Charity Calendar featuring the Huddersfield Giants?

The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK charity funding medical research specifically into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults, where it can frequently strike in dangerous and complex forms.  The Trust also funds measures to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients, both during and in the aftermath of their illnesses.

The Huddersfield Giants who are official club sponsors of the Laura Crane Trust have got together to produce their third calendar; with all the proceeds going to The Laura Crane Trust, both for research and to support teenagers and young adults with Cancer.

If you haven’t already got a copy of the calendar you can purchase it online at Or the calendars are available to purchase from both the Galpharm Stadium Superstore and town centre Sporting Pride store (12 Cloth Hall Street) priced at £7.

You could also purchase a calendar by attending the calendar launch event at House of Fraser in Kingsgate, Huddersfield which is being held on the 24th of November from 6pm. At the event you will be able to enjoy some mince pies, shopping, networking & get to meet the Giants who will be signing purchased copies of the calendar….now that’s a great way to spend a Thursday evening.

If you want to attend the launch tickets cost £5 and you can either reserve your tickets by contacting Pam Thornes at the trust on o1484 510013 or 07786558824 or you can purchase tickets on the day.

And make sure you take a look at the fantastic new Laura Crane Website.

SMileS Customer Case Study: Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants use our SMileS SMS software to keep in touch with their customers. It’s a great way for them to keep in contact with their season ticket holders but through a cost effective and fast channel of communication.

The type of SMS texts the Giants would send out are messages offering various different discounts and promotions for up and coming games/matches. Their first campaign was so successful that they then started to contact the non season ticket holder side of their fan base, again offering various discount on adult and child ticket prices. Here is an example of a message that was sent “Cup Round 5 v Wolves – Sat 8th May k/o 2.30pm @ Galpharm Stadium £12 Adults £6 Conc. Junior Season Ticket holders free! Forward msg to fellow Giants fans!”

“The service from SMileS was first class and very supportive from start to finish. We look forward to working with them again in the 2010 season.” James Brammer – Huddersfield Giants.

Recently the Giants have looked at using our “Keyword and Shortcode” service. They are currently building up to using this for the 2011 season for fans to vote for the man of the match and also to enter competitions at half time.

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