A HUDDERSFIELD cancer sufferer has been raising cash for cancer services at the Royal Infirmary - with a little help from the town's sports personalities.

Keith Stringer, 45, of Berry Brow, organised a charity auction and karaoke night at Armitage Bridge Club to raise cash for the Infirmary's oncology unit.

The event raised more than £1,000.

Mr Stringer was diagnosed with cancer of the lung, liver and bowel last October.

He said: "I had no symptoms, other than twinges in my side, and I was getting tired. They told me I have had cancer for five years, but it had developed slowly."

Since his diagnosis, Mr Stringer has had chemotherapy and operations at the Infirmary.

He said: "The nurses there have done so much for me and I thought I should give something back."

"You have to do something positive. It will benefit the whole community and they say one in three people has cancer at some time in their lives."

The charity auction was opened by Huddersfield Town manager Peter Jackson, who sponsored the event.

Shirts signed by Town and Giants players and a football by the Town team were given and auctioned.

Town and Giants players were at the event.

Other items in the auction included DVD players, CD players, meals at local restaurants and champagne.

Mr Stringer thanked various local businesses for their gifts and support, including Holmfirth firm Sicame Electrical Engineering, where he is a machine operator.