SUPERMARKET staff in Keighley banded together to raise funds for young cancer patients.

Employees at Morrisons rallied round to mark World Cancer Day earlier this month. (Feb)

Customers could buy wrist "Bands Against Cancer" in return for a suggested £2 donation and staff collected cash for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Nicole McGuinness, community champion at Keighley's Morrisons store, said: "CLIC Sargent does wonderful work supporting children and young people and their families with the devastating emotional and financial impact of cancer. We're working towards raising as much as possible..

"The Bands Against Cancer are bound to be popular. They're available in three different colours: plum, teal and grey and I'm sure many people will want to collect all three.

"We also held bucket collections and we've been thankful for any spare change customers have given us."

On February 10 some of the supermarket's staff raised more cash for the same cause by walking from Keighley's Morrisons to the store in Skipton.

Joseph Clark-Bland, charity specialist at Morrisons said: "Last year, with the generous support of our customers, our fantastic colleagues across the country raised a magnificent £325,000. This year we're hoping to do even better."

Rachel Kirby-Ryder, CLIC Sargent's director of income and engagement, said: "The support we've had from Morrisons colleagues and customers since they chose us as their charity partner has been exceptional.

"The money they're raising is making a huge difference to the lives of young people and their families facing cancer."