THREE hundred young musicians and dancers staged a concert in aid of Huddersfield teenage cancer charity the Laura Crane Trust.

The event, A Show Against Cancer, was at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Special guests in the concert were Jill Kemp, a recorder player and jazz musician from Honley, and Jeremy Platt, musical director of Huddersfield's North Stars Steel Orchestra.

The show was hosted by Home FM DJ Paul Clark and was attended by Kirklees's Deputy Mayor, Clr Margaret Fearnley.

The event raised about £3,000 for the trust, which was set up in 1996 in memory of Huddersfield girl Laura Crane.

She died aged 17 from a complex mix of cancers.

The trust pays for research into cancers affecting 13 to 25-year-olds and also provides support services for young patients.

At first the charity - run by Laura's mother, Jacquie Roeder - aimed to raise £10,000. But so far it has raised more than £600,000.