A Huddersfield charity has started an online campaign to raise £1,000 to buy presents for young people who will be in hospital on Christmas day.
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust has turned to crowd-funding platform Indiegogo to raise the cash.
If successful, the money will be used to buy 500 age-appropriate gifts for cancer patients across the UK aged between 13 and 24 years old.
The charity now has 31 days to achieve its fundraising goal. If it fails to hit the target then all pledges are returned to supporters.
In return for their support, online backers will receive a perk connected to the value of their pledge. They range from a pin badge for people who pledge £5; to a table for 10 people to attend the charity’s annual ball in November, if someone pledges £1,000.
Sarah-Jane Ainley, spokeswoman for Huddersfield-based Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, said: “This is a new venture for the charity and a great way for our supporters to make a pledge to our Gifts for Cancer Patients appeal whilst getting some fantastic perks.
“It means such a lot to our patients to know that there are others thinking about them at such a special time of year and proves a huge comfort to them whilst they are experiencing a very different Christmas to the one we are all hoping for.”
The campaign will run until October 6. To pledge support and choose a perk, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/gifts-for-young-cancer-patients