A film which celebrates the achievements of a youth cancer charity in Huddersfield has been created.
Charity officials hope it will to inspire people to join the fight and give cancer the “elbow.”
And they have been given backing from top band, Elbow.
The short film, set to the soundtrack of Elbow’s One Day Like This, captures the story of the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, and highlights the range of support given to young cancer patients across the UK.
As part of its work the trust supports 32 hospitals throughout the UK, providing equipment for patients to help ease feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Over the past 12 months, the trust’s work has been supported through a number of fundraising events, including a zip slide at the John Smith’s stadium in Huddersfield, and the Dragon Boat race at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield.
Pam Thornes, trust manager, said: “Last year the UK witnessed the ‘feel good factor’ of the London 2012 Olympics, where Elbow’s One Day Like This became an iconic piece of music.
“Our aim was to bring this positivity to our small charity’s achievements.
“We felt the song’s momentum suited the LCYCT film, so we put them together to ‘give cancer the elbow.’
“After 10 months, we were kindly given permission by Warner Chappell and Universal Music to use the music.
“The rights to the piece were generously granted free of charge and for perpetuity.”
The film celebrates the charity’s successful campaigns, including the launch of Check Yourself Tuesday. The trust also calls for support for the forthcoming Gifts 4 Young Cancer Patients at Christmas campaign.
The film also follows the story of young cancer survivor, Steve Miller, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 20, whilst studying at the University of Leeds.
The trust, which was set up in 1996 in memory of Laura Crane, funds research into the cancers affecting teenagers and young adults.
The trust’s work is supported by a number of individuals, including patron Catherine Tate, and ambassadors Keith Senior and Andy Raleigh.
Pam said: “We are so pleased that LCYCT has got its one day like this.
“The short film is a fantastic resource that eloquently tells our story, what we do and how we do it, as well as explaining how and why we need the support of so many.
“The music adds perfectly to the story and with sound bites from Catherine and Steve, we are sure everyone who watches the film will be ready to join us and give cancer the elbow!”
The film was produced by the trust’s designer partners, Frank & Alex.
It can be viewed at www.lauracranetrust.org/film.aspx