Youth club raises money to support member's brain tumour charities

Members of the Friends Are Us youth group handing fundraising proceeds to Tyler

Members of the Friends Are Us youth group handing fundraising proceeds to Tyler

First published in News

A YOUTH group based near Keighley is supporting a member who is recovering from a brain tumour.

Members of Friends Are Us, in Cross Hills, raised £750 for two charities that help sufferers of the disease.

Tyler Manley, nine, from Glusburn, one of the group’s members, is undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.

She nominated two causes, the Sick Children’s Trust and Leeds General Infirmary’s Ward 52, to benefit from the fundraising event.

Leader Helen Spilman praised the outstanding effort put in by the children.

She said: “All the children came up with ideas on how to raise some money and as well as the usual tombola and raffle we had Guess the Cheese and a darts competition just for kids.

“There was a fantastic turn out and we also had donations from Tyler’s family and Craven College.

Helen wanted to thank the community and shops of Cross Hills for donating the raffle prizes.

Some of the money will be spent on buying new toys for the children’s ward at Leeds General Infirmary where Tyler is still receiving treatment.

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