THIS week is Local Newspaper Week and people often think it’s just the bad news that hits the headlines.
But your Examiner is full of good news too and charities especially benefit from our commitment to the communities we cover.
From large to small we’re here to promote the work of them all and people who work for the charities regard the Examiner as a vital lifeline to keep them in the public eye.
Kirkwood Hospice events fundraiser Jane Dutton said: “A great deal has changed since the first stone was laid in 1986 and the hospice opened its doors on March 17, 1987. However, two things remain constant and these are the wonderful support of the general public and the business community – without which we would not be here today – along with that of our local press.
“The Examiner has been with us every step of the way.
“It has marked our milestones, publicised our events and photographed hundreds if not thousands of supporter events and cheque presentations.
“This support is invaluable and greatly appreciated. We are a local charity, providing specialist care for local people who follow what we are doing largely through our local press.”
Over the last 25 years Kirkwood Hospice has cared for well in excess of 30,000 patients and their families from across Kirklees totally free of charge.
Laura Crane Cancer Trust manager Pam Thornes said: “For a charity such as the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust to have the ongoing support of its local newspaper is key to providing the charity with a window to its local community so it can see the charity’s work at first hand, witness its growth and to be proud of and share in its achievements along the way.
“The Trust has now been delivering services to young cancer patients for over 15 years and the Huddersfield Examiner has been with us, supporting us along this journey.
“The Huddersfield Daily Examiner regularly gives the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust a voice to give a shout out about our news, our events and our medical research projects as well as our support for young cancer patients spending their time in the hospitals.
“The newspaper gives our charity a direct link to the public and, in turn, helps us gain their support.’’
Pam added that the Examiner website was also important.
“It’s accessible at all times, giving the paper a 24 hour a day availability and up to the minute news about the town,”’ she said.
“Therefore, during National Local Newspaper Week the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust would like to send a big thank you and congratulations to all at the Huddersfield Daily Examiner for providing us with so many opportunities to showcase the work of the trust.
“The Huddersfield Daily Examiner has certainly made a vital difference to the lives of so many youth cancer patients not only in our area but throughout the UK.”