Yorkshire Cancer Research appoints Partnership Manager

Yorkshire Research has announced the appointment of a Partnerships Manager to drive and strengthen relationships with businesses and organisations throughout the region.

Emma Coates joins the charity following former positions in partnership and digital marketing. Working with popular brands such as Morrisons, Penguin Publishers, O2 Media and Virgin Holidays, she has previously developed a number of successful campaigns involving charities including Make-A-Wish, Cancer Research UK and Refugee Action.


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The new appointment marks the charity’s recognition of the vital role that Yorkshire businesses will play in its continued success.

Emma said:

Being able to put my skills towards such an important cause is very motivating and I am passionate about getting strong partnerships established within Yorkshire to raise vital funds for cancer research.

From sponsoring students to funding a much needed research machine there are endless means for companies to fund specific projects. I specialise in creating bespoke partnerships that are mutually beneficial, from engaging with employees to event sponsorship.


Yorkshire Cancer Research has appointed Emma Coates as Partnerships Manager
Yorkshire Cancer Research has appointed Emma Coates as Partnerships Manager


Over the past five years, Yorkshire Cancer Research has funded £30m of world-class research at the universities of , , Sheffield, Bradford and Hull. The charity strives to provide cancer patients in Yorkshire with access to ground-breaking treatments and clinical trials, while working in partnership with other charities and organisations to advance global understanding of the disease.

Emma added:

Having been born and bred in Yorkshire I am a lover of the county and I believe in the power of Yorkshire people to come together and make a difference. I am even more determined to do what I can to fight cancer as my partner lost his mum to cancer when he was just 15 and friends and family have suffered from the disease. There are, without a doubt, too many people affected by cancer and we must work together to put a stop to it.

If you would like to discuss partnership opportunities with the charity, please contact Emma on 01423 877234, emmac@ycr.org.uk or visit her LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/emmaecoates.

For more information on Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk

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