Could you donate to show families of children with cancer they are not alone?
Hi! I’m Amy – one of the Family Support Workers at Candlelighters.
I’ve worked for the charity for nearly five years now and, during that time, I’ve got to know so many families living with childhood cancer from all across Yorkshire who are supported by Candlelighters.
Whether I’ve met them on the ward or clinic at Leeds Children’s Hospital, over at The Square (our family support centre), or at a Candlelighters family group, I see first-hand what they go through on a daily basis. I see the unimaginable impact that childhood cancer has on every part of their lives.
I’m there in the moments when a parent is feeling overwhelmed and just needs a brew and a listening ear, or when a patient is feeling anxious or scared about their treatment and needs someone to sit with them. I’m there when a family needs a friendly face and a distraction from their situation.
YOU make this support for families possible. Because of your kindness and generosity, families of children with cancer can have an arm around them during their hardest time.
It’s a privilege to be able to bring some light to these families at their most difficult times. If there’s something I, or the team, can do to make their day easier, we will do it – whether it’s something practical to help them, like doing their washing for them when they can’t leave the ward, or providing emotional support, such as being there for families when they need support from someone at the hospital who’s not a doctor or a nurse.
Could you donate today to show families facing childhood cancer they are not alone? Even £10 could make a huge difference.
If you’re able to give a donation, whatever you can afford will mean so much to families going through the hardest of times. For them, just knowing that people are thinking of them, and that they’re not on their own, really is priceless.
£15 could fund snacks for a Dads Snack & Chat session, helping dads affected by childhood cancer to meet and talk to others who understand.
£64 could fund a movie and pizza night for children staying on the wards, giving them the chance to have some fun and escapism.
£86 could pay for a parent to have a bespoke one-to-one wellbeing session with an expert, to help relieve physical and emotional stress.
Donate an amount of your choice
Whatever you can give, your kindness will truly make a huge difference to children facing cancer and their families.