YOUNGSTERS visiting Bournemouth’s Youth Cancer Trust are set to benefit after the charity received more than £28,000 from the recent Children in Need appeal.

The grant will be used to fund some of the holidays at YCT for 14- to 18-year-olds with cancer from all over the UK.

A BBC film crew came to Bournemouth to film a group of young cancer patients who were staying at the trust, and the film was used in the pre-appeal programme to demonstrate what important causes Children in Need supports.

Filming took place at Snowtrax in Christchurch with BBC weather girl Georgie Palmer interviewing the teenagers about their holiday and joining in the fun on the slopes.

YCT spokeswoman Georgina Hillman said: “We are extremely grateful to BBC Children in Need for the grant and also wish to thank all the people who give so generously to the actual Children in Need appeal.

“It is increasingly hard to raise funds to run the Youth Cancer Trust, so receiving this type of grant is invaluable for us to continue providing this unique service to young people with cancer.”

A Children in Need spokesman said: “The Youth Cancer Trust project is absolutely the type of charity we like to support.”