MACMILLAN Cancer Support is appealing for help to raise £150,000 to fund cancer care services for people in Barnsley.

It says an alarmingly high rate of cancer in the town means urgent investment is needed to help more people in Barnsley.

The charity is looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join a new fundraising group to reach the appeal's target.

Local fundraising manager, Phoebe Drinkwater, said: "This is a really exciting time for Barnsley and we have an incredible opportunity to change so many people's lives who are affected by cancer.

"This group will be a lot of fun and really will be a chance to give something back to your local community."

For more information contact Phoebe on 07809 554965 or email