HUDDERSFIELD Giants player Andy Raleigh has proven he has a giant heart by stepping up his role as an ambassador for the Laura Crane Trust.
The player has been signed as a Youth Ambassador for the teenager cancer charity.
And the utility forward has unveiled a bus campaign asking people to help tackle cancer.
Staff at the Laura Crane Trust said they were delighted to welcome him on board.
Andy Raleigh said: “I went to Greenhead College which is where Laura was a pupil and my younger brother was in the same year as her and knew her.
“When I signed for the Huddersfield Giants I was asked to get involved and it was something I really wanted to help with.
“It’s great to be a Young Ambassador for a charity that really does so much for young people.
“I’m young myself and cannot imagine living with cancer, so the least I can do is back them and help out whenever I can.
“It is an honour to be asked.”
Andy was asked to get involved by fundraisers Helen Mervill and Pam Thornes.
He has already taken part in charity events and a fashion show in aid of the charity, which was formed after the death of 17-year-old Laura Crane in May 1996 from cancer.
Laura’s mother Jacquie Roeder set up the charity in her daughter’s name and has supported thousands of young people with cancer ever since.
Giants star Andy, 27, will front a bus campaign throughout Kirklees and Calderdale calling on people to help tackle cancer by getting involved with the Huddersfield-based charity.
His face will appear on the back of buses, something he has already been mocked for by the other Giants players.
But he is taking it all in his stride and added: “Of course there’s been quite a bit of ribbing at training.
“I knew I’d get some stick with jokes about being on the back of a bus, but it is all worth it and they support the charity too.
“It’s a great charity and does brilliant work for young people suffering from cancer.”