In October, the Bank of England is issuing the new £10 notes, auctioning a number of the new notes with significant serial numbers.

Candlelighters are delighted to have been chosen as one of three charities to benefit from the auction and not only that we are the only Yorkshire based charity selected!

The auction will be held at Spink, an auctioner in London, on Friday 6th of October and will be attended by Corporate Fundraiser, Brian Curran and Head of Income Development, Marie Peacock.

The new £10 note















The charity was selected following its nomination by Neil, a member of staff working in their notes directorate. Neil’s son, Sam, and family were supported by Candlelighters over 14 years ago.

Neil said: “The support Sam and the whole family received from Candlelighters will always be remembered, so I had no hesitation in nominating them to benefit from our auction when the opportunity came along”.

Brian Curran also commented saying, “We are grateful to Neil for nominating us. We offer support to families for a lifetime and this nomination reflects that. The money raised will make a huge difference to our work with families who are currently, or have not yet been supported by us.”

A similar auction of the new £5 raised £194,500 for the chosen three charities in October 2016.

Details of the new £10 note are available at



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