YOUNGSTERS' fears about one of the world's biggest killer diseases are to be tackled next month.

Macmillan Cancer Relief, the UK's largest cancer care charity, will be taking its project CancerTalk into Huddersfield schools in the week of February 9-13.

CancerTalk has been set up to help educate teachers, parents and children to increase awareness of cancer and help reduce the fear surrounding it.

During the week, local Macmillan organisers will hold discussions and classroom activities.

"Last year we took part in this programme and it proved to be a great success," said a head teacher.

"The material is presented in a clear and accessible way with a good variety of activities and the pupils benefited by learning how to talk openly and sensitively about cancer."

Macmillan Cancer Relief is also holding `The Big Hush', a sponsored silence fundraising day, on Friday, February 13, for primary schools.

The Calderdale and Huddersfield Macmillan appeal has a target of £500,000 to provide more nurse specialists, including a specialist to work in a nursing home, and a GP facilitator to share specialist knowledge about cancer.

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