Ambassador Andy Raleigh's Decade of Support
Our Ambassador Andy Raleigh is celebrating his birthday today, we think that gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the support he is given over the past decade.
Former Super League star Andy Raleigh first joined the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust as a "Youth Ambassador" in 2007 when he with the Huddersfield Giants. Andy was the trusts first "Youth Ambassador" and has since supported the charity in numerous and varied ways.
The rugby league star has taken part in charity calendars, was involved with a charity CD, appeared underneath a ladies' hair salon drier for the video 'Gonads', taken part in dragon boat racing, launched the #GettingToughOnCancer campaign and regularly presents the work of the charity at various youth establishments.
The Rugby League star came through the junior and semi-professional ranks and played for Sheffield Eagles and Hull Kingston Rovers where he won numerous awards before moving to Huddersfield Giants for the start of the 2006 Super League season. He then moved onto Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2011 before hanging up his boots and brining his 13-year career to an end in 2014.
In 2014, Andy was granted a three-month testimonial by the Rugby Football League in recognition to his 13 years in the game, the trust's Pam and Helen were delighted to be invited to join his testimonial team.
Before retiring from Rugby League, Andy persuaded his Wildcats teammates to get their kit off for a 2014 calendar, with part of the cash raised going towards the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.
Andy has been a committed and loyal member of the LCYCT family since 2007 and the team are grateful for his support and proud to call him an Ambassador and friend.
Andy will also be joining his former Giants team mate Eorl Crabtree and the charity's Keith Senior at the Charity Car Wash at Huddersfield Fire Station on Saturday 1 April.