Leeds United are delighted to welcome Yorkshire Cancer Research back for a second consecutive season as an official charity partner for the 2021/22 campaign.
To mark another exciting year of working in partnership with the local charity, Yorkshire Cancer Research will invite supporters to nominate someone special for the chance to win hospitality tickets throughout the season.
In association with the Yorkshire Evening Post, the two organizations will ‘give back’ to fans who have continued to support the club during the pandemic as the crowds return to Elland Road.
Supporters are encouraged to nominate a deserving friend or family member with a personal experience with cancer, or a health or medical professional who has had a lasting impact on their cancer treatment or care.
Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford helped launch the exclusive campaign and said: âWe have seen the devastating effect cancer can have on the Leeds United family and the general public as a whole. By partnering with Yorkshire Cancer Research, we can do a lot of good. We can do more – not just on the pitch but off the pitch – to help people, especially after the past 18 months.
âIt has been difficult for everyone, especially those who work in the NHS or people who have had delayed or missed treatments and have been affected by the pandemic. It’s about giving back to the community and offering people the opportunity to enjoy a hospitality match is a great way to do it. “
All nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges, including club and charity representatives alongside cult Leeds United hero Dominic Matteo, The Athletic’s Phil Hay and Yorkshire Evening Post editor Laura Collins.
Hospitality packages available will include a pre-game meal in a suite at Elland Road with free drinks, executive match seats, free copies of the day’s schedule and team sheet for each guest, with part-time and full-time lounge access as well.
Juliet Glendinning, Director of Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: âIt is fantastic to be able to offer supporters this incredible experience after such a difficult 18 months since the start of the pandemic. We know it’s been tough for footballers and fans alike, and we can’t wait to give people the chance to finally see Leeds United play in the Premier League.
âThe partnership with Leeds United is so important to the association. We look forward to finally putting all of our plans into action now that the restrictions have been lifted. With the support of Leeds United fans, we will save more lives in Yorkshire. “
Paul Bell, Leeds United Executive Director, added: âWe are delighted to partner with Yorkshire Cancer Research as a charitable partner for another exciting season in the Premier League.
âOur goal is to continue to make a difference in the local community by helping to raise awareness of the incredible work the local charity is doing among our fan base. This collaboration can continue to make a huge difference after an incredibly difficult year for everyone. “
Throughout the season, Leeds United and Yorkshire Cancer Research will continue to work together to raise awareness of risk factors, signs and symptoms and cancer screening, and funds raised will help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in Yorkshire. .
Since 2000, Yorkshire Cancer Research has funded more than Â£ 40million of research in Leeds. One of the charity’s flagship programs is the Leeds Lung Health Check, a multi-million pound clinical trial that is helping Leeds residents get life-saving tests designed to detect lung cancer as early as possible.
The association is also funding Cancer Wise Leeds, which aims to improve screening uptake in the city in partnership with Leeds City Council as part of the Leeds Cancer Control Program.
For more information and to make a nomination, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/lufc.