15/11/17Your stories

The Candlelighters Cottage Campaign was given a significant boost recently, making a real difference to the refurbishment process. Cash plan provider, Sovereign Healthcare, have donated a fantastic £5000 towards the children’s cancer charity developing overnight accommodation for families when their child is being treated as an in-patient at Leeds Children’s Hospital. Candlelighters supports several families in Bradford meaning the cash donated is going to impact people locally.

The Candlelighters cottage is just a stone’s throw away from Leeds Children’s Hospital and will provide family rooms to ensure that children with cancer can have both their mum and dad with them and their siblings too. The Cottage will provide a family with their own private bedroom that is a quiet and calm place to get a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed. A well-rested parent is an asset to a child’s care as it puts them in a much better position to support their child, comfort and entertain them during the day.

The significant donation from Sovereign Healthcare could cover the cost of an entire bedroom and en suite refurbishment or even the furnishings in one of the communal spaces, such as the living room or kitchen.

Head of Income Development at the charity, Marie Peacock, told us “We are delighted that Sovereign Healthcare have made such a genourous donation and we can’t thank them enough for their support. The cottage will provide a homely place for families when they are facing the long, scary journey that is childhood cancer.”

From everyone here at Candlelighters we would like to thank Sovereign Healthcare. Your donation is going to make a huge difference to the refurbishment of the cottage and the lives of families facing childhood cancer.

To find out more about the Cottage Campaign please visit www.candlelighters.org.uk or call the team on 0113 3229283.

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