HUDDERSFIELD Giants have announced the Laura Crane Trust as their official club charity.
The Trust raises funds to support young people in the 13-24 age group who are suffering from cancer and they already have as their Youth Ambassador the Giants’ second-row forward Andy Raleigh.
“I became aware of the Laura Crane Trust through the work done for them by Andy,” said Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.
“The fit with ourselves as a family club who does so much good work in the local community is a natural one, and we will be doing all we can to help raise funds and awareness of the Trust in and around our area.
“We do have a responsibility as one of the town’s highest profile organisations to work in partnership with such a worthy locally based charity, and I am sure our supporters will assist and support our future joint ventures. “
Pamela Thornes of the Laura Crane Trust added: “Andy has been a wonderful supporter and very pro-active Youth Ambassador for the trust.
“And for us now to be chosen as the Giants’ charity partner will bring a brilliant boost to the work of Laura’s trust.
“We are all looking forward to working with the Giants in the community and we will soon be launching our own Laura Crane Trust Giant Cash Bonanza.”
The partnership was officially launched at last weekend’s game against Salford City Reds with a bucket collection held at the Galpharm Stadium that saw all proceeds going to the Laura Crane Trust.