Brothers, Mason aged six and Alfie aged three will be taking part in the  Bunny Hop event in March to raise money for Candlelighters.

Around six months ago, Alfie was sadly diagnosed with Retinoblastoma which is a rare form of cancer affecting the tissue of the eye. Since then, Candlelighters have supported the family and they have now decided they want to give something back!

The Bunny Hop is a 1.5km run, complete with a space hopper section and a word scrambler activity en route! The event will be held at Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds and on top of a pair of bunny ears, entrants will receive a certificate of achievement and a chocolate Easter egg on completion!

Since signing up for the event, the brothers have been working hard to fundraise for Candlelighters, bringing in an incredible total of just under £1200!

Mason (left) and Alfie (right)

Mason and Alfie’s mum, commented saying, “Since Alfie was diagnosed six months ago Candlelighters have helped us out so much. We recently went on holiday to Centre Parcs thanks to Candlelighters so it means a lot to us that we can help give something back!”

Community Fundraiser Rebecca Swithenbank added, “For supporters of such a young age to have raised so much money is absolutely incredible! We can’t wait to see the boys on the day and we would like to thank them for their incredible effort!”

From everyone here at Candlelighters, we would like to send a special thank you to Mason and Alfie. It is supporters like you who help us to continue supporting families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire!


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