Celebrating Yorkshire Cancer Research at Crystal Palace fixture

Various activities to take place.

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Leeds United and Yorkshire Cancer Research will celebrate their ongoing partnership at Sunday’s upcoming fixture against Crystal Palace.

The local charity has worked with the club for the last three seasons to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and screening and highlight world-leading cancer research taking place in the city.

Yorkshire Cancer Research saves lives by funding researchers and cancer experts who pioneer early diagnosis and discover new and better treatments to help more people survive cancer.

Throughout the partnership, Yorkshire Cancer Research has offered Leeds United fans affected by cancer exclusive opportunities to visit the iconic Elland Road stadium and Thorp Arch training ground, attend matches, and meet players.

At the Crystal Palace match, several young Leeds United fans will play a special role in the activities. The children, who have all been treated for cancer in Leeds, will escort players onto the pitch as mascots before enjoying the game from the stands.

There will also be adult supporters who have recently been treated for cancer that will attend the match as the charity’s special guests, enjoying a meet and greet with the team.

A gazebo will be set up in Bremner Square where fans can learn more about the charity’s work to save lives in Yorkshire, and face painters will be on hand to entertain young supporters.

A bucket collection by charity volunteers will also take place outside the stadium, giving the Leeds United community the opportunity to help support the pioneering research funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research to help prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer in the region.

Manager Javi Gracia, along with the coaching team and players, will show his support for Yorkshire Cancer Research by wearing the charity’s badge throughout the match and during pre- and post-match press conferences.

Since 2015, Yorkshire Cancer Research has funded more than £35 million of cancer research in Leeds.

To find out more about the partnership and the work funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research visit

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