Become a charitable partner

Help make Yorkshire famous for saving lives. Make Yorkshire Cancer Research your charitable partner.


Help us achieve our vision

One in two Yorkshire people can expect to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. So if you employ 100 people, it’s expected that 50 will discover they have cancer at some point in their life.

By becoming a charitable partner, you can help us achieve our vision that one day everyone across Yorkshire will have the very best chance of living a long and healthy life with, without and after cancer.

We're here for you and your employees

We want to support your business as much as you support us. Which is why we'll work with you to help your staff, their families and the local community avoid, survive and cope with cancer.

How we help your employees:

Promote a healthier lifestyle to reduce the risk of cancer as well as improve the likelihood of recovery

Provide information on spotting signs of cancer

Highlight screening programmes to detect cancer early

Improve overall wellbeing in the workplace

Create a cancer aware workforce who share their knowledge with family and friends

A partnership with Yorkshire Cancer Research can:

Help unite staff behind a common goal that matters to them

Present an opportunity for staff to feel good about themselves and their efforts to support a local charity

Show employees and the community that you care about the issues that affect them

Provide positive PR and social media opportunities

Help achieve your Corporate Social Responsibilities

For more information about how your business or organisation can get involved in helping save lives in Yorkshire, please contact the Partnerships Team by calling 01423 501269 or email

Leeds Rhinos

Working with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, we offer a free cancer rehabilitation programme called Active Beyond Cancer. The FREE 12 week Active Beyond Cancer programme is delivered in three venues across Leeds – at Armley, Rothwell and Fearnville leisure centres. The programme is open to patients at different stages of cancer treatment. Its aim is to help people recover and live well after cancer by offering free health and fitness coaching and advice to increase levels of physical activity and improve confidence.

The sessions focus on improving the health and wellbeing of attendees, and include a series of talks on living a healthy lifestyle and eating well, alongside practical exercise sessions. These include everything from circuit training to taster sessions in Thai Chi, ballroom dancing and chair gymnastics.

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, eating well and exercising is often the last thing on their mind. But research suggests that being physically active can help conquer common side effects of treatment, such as fatigue. Being physically active can also lead to a boost in energy levels, improved quality of life and for some cancers research shows that it can help prevent the cancer from coming back.

The partnership also includes health checks at Leeds Rhinos rugby matches and education in schools. Through programme adverts and monthly campaigns at Headingley stadium the partnership also raises awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.

The Leeds Rhinos Women’s Team is working with us to highlight community health advice and research projects throughout the region. 

For more information and to register your interest to take part in the next Active Beyond Cancer programme, please email