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Brand-new cancer support centre, The Leveson Centre, set to open in Autumn 2022.

12 Jul 2022

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening our brand-new cancer support centre, The Leveson Centre, at the York Community Stadium in Huntington, York this Autumn.

The Leveson Centre will provide a wide range of holistic support services to complement clinical cancer treatments provided at York Hospital and help patients from across North and East Yorkshire to live with and beyond cancer.

Steve Leveson (Co-founder), Julie Russell (CEO), Ian Yeowart (Chair).

Located next to York Against Cancer’s gift shop at the Community Stadium, the new space will provide a friendly, welcoming ‘home-from-home’ environment for patients, friends, and families to visit and access support or just to drop in for a cup of coffee and a chat. Visitors will be able to access information and advice, professional help, and a weekly and monthly timetable of activities. Services will include benefits and financial advice, ‘Look Good Feel Better’, complementary therapy, psychological support, and counselling, will writing and health and wellbeing activities.

We are working closely in partnership with the York and Scarborough Hospital Trust to ensure we create a space that will positively impact the region’s level of cancer support services for years to come.

The Leveson Centre has thoughtfully been named after one of our charity founders, Steve Leveson. Steve is a retired Consultant Surgeon, who started York Against Cancer 35 years ago and who, with his wife Patricia, has supported the charity ever since. Renowned for his skills as a surgeon, researcher, educator and for his genuine compassion, he has touched the lives of thousands of people across North and East Yorkshire.

Steve Leveson has said: “This is a fantastic step forward for both York and for the wider region and will mean support for cancer patients will be hugely increased and more accessible for everyone. I am honoured that The Leveson Centre has been named after my wife Patricia and myself, and we are excited to see its launch.”

The Leveson Centre

Alongside the launch of The Leveson Centre we are running a fundraising campaign to help support the ongoing running costs of the new Centre as well our other services which include the Mobile Chemotherapy Unit, launched in 2017; its minibus service which takes patients from York and the surrounding areas for treatment at St James’ Hospital in Leeds; a respite home in Filey; as well as a world-leading cancer research programme at the University of York.

To donate to our fundraiser please visit our JustGiving page.

To be kept up to date with further announcements around The Leveson Centre please email;