Bringing families together

Candlelighters is a big family and like any family we like to get together, so each year we organise a number of events for all the family. Read more to find out what events we are holding 2017 for all the family to get involved in.

We also run events for groups of specific family members, from mums, dads, grandparents and siblings. Watch this space for more information!


Our next event is:

The Teddy Bears Picnic, Thursday 13th April 2017, The Square: More information to be confirmed!


Later in 2017, we are holding:

Day of Memories, Sunday 7th May 2017, York Racecourse: This is a chance for families who have lost a child to cancer. This important day gives families, medical staff and anyone else involved in supporting families, the chance to remember together. In 2015 the event culminated in a balloon release, with each balloon carrying its own special message in memory (watch our video of the balloon release at the bottom of the page).

Our Families' Christmas Party, Sunday 3rd December 2017, Royal Armouriesthis is kindly hosted by the Leeds museum at no cost to the charity. The event is for all patients on treatment and their brothers and sisters, they even receive a gift from Father Christmas!