A WOMAN who founded a Huddersfield-based charity in memory of her teenage daughter has been highly commended in awards praising fundraising.
Jacquie Roeder, of Edgerton, founded the The Laura Crane Trust in October 1996 five months after her 17-year-old daughter died from four different types of cancer.
She has been highly commended in the Beacon Prize 2004.
Beacon is a charitable initiative to raise the profile of philanthropy in the UK.
Mrs Roeder was nominated for her contribution to fighting cancer in teenagers and young adults in the category of new initiatives.
Her nomination was judged alongside prize winners such as Sir Bob Geldof and Jamie Oliver.
"We are delighted to recognise Jacquie's contribution to charity and we hope that her success story will be an inspiration to many others," said Emily Stonor, chief executive of Beacon.
The overall 2004 Beacon Prize winner will be announced at a prizegiving ceremony in London next month.