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The Civic Party Visit The Leveson Centre

15 Mar 2024

On Wednesday 6th March, we were pleased to host the Lord Mayor and members of The Civic Party at The Leveson Centre.

Following our recent visit from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Sheriff of York, and Sheriff’s Consort came to receive a tour of The Leveson Centre and learn about the important work we conduct in aid of cancer patients across the region.

The Leveson Centre is a support centre for anyone affected by cancer. Since opening in February of last year, it has helped upwards of 5,000 people through a mixture of phone calls, drop-in visits and booked appointments. We offer a range of services for cancer patients and their loved ones at the Centre – patients can take part in activities such as art workshops and Pilates classes, receive free sessions of complementary therapy and more. An advisor from Citizens Advice is also available to speak to those in need regarding benefits advice, debt issues and family law, among others.

For those whose loved ones have been affected by cancer, the Centre runs a monthly Family and Friends support group, and adolescents can receive psychological support from a clinical psychologist and a licensed therapy dog. Community activities such as our Wellbeing Choir and coffee morning run weekly to bring local people together to engage with others going through similar situations.

The Civic Party has shown a vested interest in York Against Cancer for many years and has always been a keen supporter of the charity. The Lord Mayor was received by York Against Cancer founder Steve Leveson, Chairman of the Board Ian Yeowart and The Leveson Centre manager Debbie Smith.

Debbie says, “We are delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor and the Civic Party to the Leveson Centre. Their continued support of York Against Cancer has allowed the charity to provide relevant and innovative services to people affected by cancer across York and the surrounding area.”

To make use of any of the services on offer at The Leveson Centre, find us in York Community Stadium, Huntington; alternatively, get in touch on 01904 202647, email or visit our dedicated website to learn more.