Our children... Our future... Beating cancer for the next generation

Welcome to our Primary Schools page.

Your pupils, from reception to year 6, are the generation of life-savers that could see cures for cancer in their lifetime. Children are unstoppable, incredibly curious about the world they live in and always receptive to new ideas - especially if it involves a little play and fun!

We would welcome yours and their support for Leeds Cancer Centre where 2,000 patients a day attend for a variety of treatments.

Pupils who are encouraged by their teachers to dedicate some time to fundraise for a local charity will themselves benefit from further personal development by increasing their communication skills, working as part of a team and learning to use their own initiative.

We’d like your children to enjoy their fundraising; to experience the impact their efforts will have for those less fortunate, and even possibly to support a family member or friend who may be undergoing treatment at our cancer centre.

So, whether it's an 'own clothes day', your school sports day, a cake bake or raffle day, we will ensure you have all the promotional materials you need and, if required, prepare either a hard copy or e-letter to send to parents/guardians.

One of our DBS-vetted Schools Volunteers will happily visit your school assembly in advance to tell you and your pupils all about our cancer appeal and how their fundraising efforts will help to provide additional benefits for all our patients. A certificate of achievement will be awarded to the school at the conclusion of the school campaign.

We hope you will want to encourage your pupils to fundraise for a great local cause.

Woodlesford Primary School

Children from Woodlesford Primary School visited Bexley Wing in December to present their cheque for £85.42. Pupils had baked buns and organised games at the school in support of the cancer centre where many of their relatives are receiving treatment.


Maillot Rose School of Theatre & Dance

Our Christmas Concert audience were delighted with dance performances and scenes from Cinderella, performed by pupils from Maillot Rose Theatre of Dance. The children presented their £500 cheque which had been raised from their Cinderella performances.

A further donation of £100 was made by the Sara Packham School of dance.


Schools Already Supporting Yorkshire Cancer Centre

Westbrook Lane Primary School

Teachers at Westbrook Lane Primary School supported YCC in 2015 by organising a card free zone for staff. They raised £38.00 using our specially designed Card Free Zone Poster. Staff used the poster to write their season’s greetings to each other and then donating what they would have spent on cards to the YCC to help support Leeds Cancer Centre patients.



Meadowfield Primary School & Children’s Centre

Meadowfield Primary School chose YCC as their charity at their 2015 school Christmas Concerts. The school collected donations from parents and carers who attended the concerts and raised £156.43 in support of the appeal.