A HUDDERSFIELD charity helping young cancer sufferers is on the way to raising £500,000 in just over eight years.
Organisers of the Laura Crane Trust said they were delighted with the success.
The charity is the only one in the UK to fund research specifically into cancers affecting people aged 15 to 25.
It was named after Laura Crane who died of cancer in May 1996, just two weeks after her 17th birthday.
Laura's mum Jacquie Roeder, chairman of the trustees, said: "The trust has received phenomenal support and has grown beyond belief.
"The original ambition was to raise £10,000 a year, but we are confident by next April we will have raised £500,000."
About 2,000 people between 15 and 25 are diagnosed with cancer each year in Britain.
Before the founding of the Laura Crane Trust in October 1996 there was no funding aimed solely at research for this age group.
The charity also gives financial support for projects to help young people during their hospital stays.
Mrs Roeder said the charity's new dance-against-cancer campaign had been extremely successful.
"Many dance schools throughout the UK are supporting the campaign and are holding dance shows, raffles and sponsored challenges.
"They have raised £11,000 towards our fight and we are looking for other dance groups to support us.
Recently an act-against-cancer campaign has also got off the ground.
Contact the Laura Crane Trust on 01484 510013 or e-mail lucie@ lauracranetrust.org