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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.
Tinsel Tuesday on 13th December is when the whole team dress up in Christmas Fancy Dress to raise money for the The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust. Take a look at some of our photos from this year and last years Tinsel Tuesday.
All proceeds went to The Laura Crane Trust.
The Laura Crane Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to funding research specifically into cancers affecting 13-24 year-olds, where cancer can strike in dangerous and difficult forms, often necessitating very harsh regimes of treatment in an effort to save their lives.
On the day we raised a total of £320, making a total donated value to the charity of over £1,000.
Learn more about The Laura Crane Trust: http://www.lauracranetrust.org/