TEENAGERS are getting a taste of the great outdoors while helping a youth cancer charity.
The youngsters - from Huddersfield, Batley and Dewsbury - are on four-day residential courses in the Dales and Lake District during the summer.
The courses are being put on by the Kirklees Council-run Young People's Service and the teenagers will be teaming up with the Laura Crane Trust.
The courses, part of the Kirklees Uproject, are built around personal development and physical activities.
Youngsters will take part in team-building exercises and sporting activities.
As part of the event they will each undertake a sponsored challenge to raise funds for the Huddersfield-based trust, which gives money to research teenage cancer and help young sufferers.
Challenges include abseiling, climbing and scrambling down rocky stream beds.
It is hoped that the challenges will raise £500 for the trust and that the they will become an annual event at the summer courses.
Jacquie Roeder, mother of Laura Crane, whose death sparked the trust, said: "Sadly, young people often get bad media coverage because of an anti-social minority.
"This is a superb opportunity for these young people to give a positive message, as they work to help other people in their age group with cancer."