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February sees first ever Dads’...
February sees first ever Dads’ Group at Candlelighters
17-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The second weekend of February was an important one for Candlelighters’ Family Support team, as it marked the gathering of the first ever dads’ support group! Since the opening of The Square (our Family Suppo
Candlelighters invest over £94K in...
Candlelighters invest over £94K in Neuroblastoma research in 2017
16-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
  We are pleased to say that, in 2017, we have been able to fund a year of research into Neuroblastoma, a form of children’s cancer. The title of the research, which started on 1st January 2017, is: ‘T
Candlelighters’ support bus kicks...
Candlelighters’ support bus kicks off 2017 with weekly visits across Yorkshire
18-01-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
After a successful string of trial visits across Yorkshire in Autumn last year, the Candlelighters Bus will now regularly be visiting spots around the region- and we want to invite every family affected by childhood canc
Candlelighters welcome Bereaved Sib...
Candlelighters welcome Bereaved Siblings Group of 2017 on Saturday
12-01-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The team at Candlelighters @ The Square will be running the first Bereaved Siblings Group day of 2017 this Saturday (14th January) from 10:30am-2:30pm. The Square, based by Leeds Children’s Hospital, opened in Febr
Ilkley Candlelighters £38K total t...
Ilkley Candlelighters £38K total to go to research projects
21-12-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The Candlelighters Award-winning fundraising group, Ilkley Candlelighters, have truly worked their socks off this year by raising an incredible £38,000. Candlelighters Charity Director, Jo Shepheard, met up with the com
Who won the Candlelighters Christma...
Who won the Candlelighters Christmas Raffle?
20-12-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
On Tuesday 20th December at midday, we were joined at The Square by ‘Captain America’ who valiantly drew the winning tickets, before kindly visiting children on the ward round the corner at Leeds General Infi
Meet York Candlelighters!
Meet York Candlelighters!
09-12-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We are delighted to say that the York Candlelighters fundraising group has now been officially established! At the Candlelighters Awards in September, several award winners and nominees from the York area had a conversat

Your stories

Leeds fans are Marching on Together...
Leeds fans are Marching on Together for Candlelighters
07-02-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Sean Etherington, and the team at his regular, the Hope Inn Pub, who are helping run a charity event partially in aid of Candlelighters. All the proceeds will be split equally
Be inspired by 10 year old EllaR...
Be inspired by 10 year old Ella’s Year of Challenges
27-01-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
What an amazing total from Ella’s Year of Challenges! Since finishing treatment, Ella has immersed herself in various challenges to raise money for Candlelighters, and has raised an astounding £3864.54. And she di
South East Asia Cycle Success for S...
South East Asia Cycle Success for Supporter Jo
27-01-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Back in September, we told you all about the story of Jo Richardson and the preparations she was making for her cycling challenge in South East Asia in November. Jo set herself the target of cycling from Vietnam to Camb
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