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Fuel the Sleigh

Fuel the Sleigh is the eleventh Christmas campaign from The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust and this year it is in memory of our dear friend and supporter Clinton Stringer. Clinton has been our cherished father Christmas for many years, showing his kind hearted support more and more every year.

Last year Clinton continued his dedicated promotion of the campaign, despite personal illness and being midst treatment for lung cancer. Clinton sadly passed away in July this year we are dedicating our 2017 Christmas gift campaign to him. Clinton and his team at KCSA have been shortlisted for the upcoming Huddersfield Examiner Business Awards 2017 Community Award for their tremendous support of this campaign.

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Fuel the Sleigh is set to be another rollercoaster of emotions because of the generosity demonstrated to us by members of the public and the thought that young cancer patients will be in hospital on Christmas day, fighting for their lives. Our aim is to send out special gifts to 45 hospitals across the UK and Ireland to ensure that each young patient receives a gift that will make a difference.

We need your help with any kind donations and gifts for young people with cancer. Each year there are approximately 500 young cancer patients aged 13-24 in hospital over Christmas, away from loved ones and each and every one deserves something special. To make a financial donation text FUEL45 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070 or to find a list of gift drop off points visit www.lauracranetrust.org/fuel45

The trust is also holding several festive fundraising events and activities in the build-up to Christmas, all the information for which can be found at www.lauracranetrust.org/fuel45

This gift campaign is only made possible by fantastic volunteers like Clinton and the many generous donations made by the public.

Nicky, the Youth Support Coordinator on a teenage cancer ward at Leeds General Infirmary said: "Christmas is a tough time for our teenagers and their families especially if they are on the ward during this time and away from their extended family and friends. We always try our best to make it as special as we can and with your help again this was a success. The gifts you send are very much appreciated by all and we cannot thank you enough."

We urge you to help in any way that you can and to join the fight against teenage cancer by giving a young person in hospital a very special Christmas gift.