A FAMILY fundraising group from Dudley has now raised more than £30,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust following another year of pulling in the pounds.

The Hall family from Netherton started raising money after son Luke Hall was diagnosed with testicular cancer seven years ago at the age of 30.

Luckily, the cancer was dealt with in its very early stages on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Witnessing first-hand what patients on the unit were going through, the family decided they wanted to do their bit to help in some way and so decided to start charity fundraising - setting up a group called L&F Presents.

Luke’s mum Jan Hall said: “We have been raising money ever since doing various things throughout the year and have a fantastic network of relations and friends who support us in everything we do.

“Each year we hand over the money we have raised to Teenage Cancer Trust in the Midlands.

“This year we have raised another incredible amount by holding a few events, one being a Freddie Mercury tribute and entertainment evening.”

They also held a golf event, an evening of entertainment at Brierley Hill Civic Hall, a bric-a-brac stall at the Black Country Boating Festival at Bumble Hole Conservation Centre and a football match, held at Cradley Town FC, which was well supported by friends and ex-professional Scottish International footballer Nigel Quashie.

Yew Tree Stores in Netherton has also raised funds by having a collecting tub in the shop.

The latest events have raised £9.103.93 for the trust - taking the family’s running fundraising total to £31.802.93.

Jan said: “We are so proud of our efforts but couldn't achieve this without the valuable support of every single person involved in our group who donated auction and lottery prizes and many people who donated money also.”