The monthly networking event, held every third Wednesday morning of the month at The Media Centre in Huddersfield, played host to a fantastic Christmas charity collection at their November event. in aid of the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust. The event saw a number of new faces attending alongside some of our more familiar visitors, and as Christmas is fast approaching, the event also welcomed the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust’s Christmas gift drive. The charity brought along their festive trolley in order to collect gift donations for young cancer patients who may be spending Christmas in a hospital or in the middle of a treatment cycle, and the initiative proved to be a huge success. A variety of gifts were donated: from selection boxes, sweets and biscuits to bubble baths and soaps, jewellery, hand warmers and candles!

The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust works to raise money to support 13-24 year-olds fighting cancer, by funding medical and social research specifically into cancers that affect that age group and funding support projects for young cancer patients. The charity also provide support mechanisms to improve patients’ quality of life and time spent on hospital wards and after treatment, across 43 hospitals around the UK. The MYNetwork event hosts were proud to host the charity’s gift drive and would like to thank everyone for their kind donations.

Janet Bebb, Founder of social media management company Social Progress, commented: “As partners of MYNetwork, we were keen to show our support for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust and wanted to help them get the support of the businesses that come along to the informal network meeting too. We have offered support with social media guidance and sponsored their amazing online Christmas tree donation campaign, however we also wanted to be able to offer gifts that they could hand out to young cancer patients and so promoted the gift drive across our social media channels prior to the November event”

Helen Mervill, Fundraising Manager at the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust added: “A huge thank you for inviting us along and a huge thank you to all of the attendees of this Novembers #MYnetwork for their generous contribution to our gift trolley. #FuelTheSleigh #TrolleyOnTour #FuelTheTrolley”