IN a world so often dominated by bad news, here is another good news story that ties in with the Comment above about the three mums.

A Huddersfield business has vowed to raise £30,000 over the next three years to help Cancer Research UK.

Ellis Furniture is a family-owned firm that has a history stretching back 120 years – and that Victorian philanthropic spirit is certainly very much alive today.

It’s heart-warming – certainly in these tough economic times – to see a company with such a strong social conscience.

Perhaps the clue to this is that the company is family-owned. This charitable spirit has clearly been passed down from generation to generation and long may it continue.