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West Belfast twins front cancer charity campaign in memory of their dad

Belfast twins Amy and Liam Murray are featuring in a Q Radio advert promoting Cancer Focus NI's Spirit of Christmas appeal to raise funds to help children who are spending the festive season without a parent due to cancer
Gareth McKeown

TWINS from west Belfast are raising money to help families affected by cancer this Christmas.

Amy and Liam Murray (9) are heading up the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Spirit of Christmas appeal in memory of their dad, Liam, who died on New Year’s Day 2010.

Their father was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour months before his death at age 31.

Amy and Liam volunteered to help Cancer Focus NI’s Spirit of Christmas Appeal on Q Radio and all money raised by the appeal will go to the charity’s family support service, which helps children who are spending Christmas without a mum or dad this year because of cancer.

The twins use the family support service and want to help support it so that other children in a similar situation can also benefit.

Their mum, Bernie Murray, praised the work of Cancer Focus, including the family support coordinator Rachel Smith, who worked with the family through their dark days.

Liam Murray died in 2010 from cancer. Pictured with children Amy and Liam

“I’d encourage everyone to help support this wonderful service and anyone affected by cancer should definitely give Cancer Focus NI a call or look up their website – there is so much free support available and the staff are warm and friendly. It’s a real lifeline," Ms Murray said

If you would like to make a gift to the Cancer Focus NI Spirit of Christmas Appeal just Text ‘STAR33 £5’ to 70070 or call Cancer Focus NI on 028 9068 0745.

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