posted on 16 April 2013

The Wakefield Community Trust and The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust are hosting the first ever Wakefield Youth Against Cancer Run on Saturday 4th May.

Laura Crane Youth Trust ambassador Andy Raleigh and Daddy Cool want people to sign up for the Youth Cancer Trust mile.

The club’s mascot Daddy Cool will lead the one-mile sponsored fun run around the pitch of the Rapid Solicitors Stadium before the Wakefield Wildcats televised Super League game against the Catalan Dragons and he needs young people to join him! The event is open to all young people, from toddlers to teenagers.

You can walk, jog, run or maybe even hop your way around the pitch to complete the mile, all in the knowledge that you’ll be raising funds to help cure youth cancer.

Plus, anyone aged 16 or under raising £30 or more in sponsorship will get a Wildcats season ticket for the rest of 2013.

Helen Mervill, Fundraising Manager at the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust said, “This is fantastic opportunity for young people to get involved with a local charity and support people of their own age with cancer, whilst getting some exercise and having fun!”

The run starts at 4pm with pre-run warm-up provided by the Wakefield Community Trust Team. Young people taking part will then stay for the game and be invited to take part in a lap of honour at half-time in front of the match crowd and Sky Sports cameras. Participants of the run attend the game free of charge with a £15 reduced price ticket for an accompanying adult.

Wakefield Wildcats player Andy Raleigh, who is also the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust’s Youth Ambassador, said: “I hope lots of young people from across Wakefield take part in the youth against cancer run. It’s a great opportunity to support two charities that are both passionate about improving the lives of young people.”

The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust supports young people with cancer and invests in their future through research for better treatments and support projects to help alleviate the feelings of isolation and loneliness felt by young patients.

The Wakefield Community Trust provides education, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle support for children, young people and disadvantaged youth of Wakefield and make a significant difference to their lives.

The Youth Against Cancer Run is just £2 to register and participants will receive a sponsor form or their own collection box to raise money and a certificate of appreciation for taking part. For more information or to register contact Helen on 01484 510013 or email

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