Each year around 150 children in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer. Can you raise £150 to help Candlelighters support these children and their families?

COVID-19 has affected all of our lives in countless ways and has had a hugely detrimental impact on fundraising activities. At Candlelighters, we know that the impact of childhood cancer has not stopped and for as long as children are being diagnosed with cancer, our support for them must continue.

Inspired by Yorkshire Day and our own Yorkshire heritage, we are asking supporters to take on a Yorkshire-themed challenge and raise £150 to help us support these 150 newly diagnosed families, in addition to all families at varying stages of their treatment.

The challenge can be anything you like – as long as it’s related to Yorkshire (remember to follow government guidelines on how to do your challenge safely)! If you’re struggling for inspiration, we have lots of ideas for you here. From walking the distance of the Yorkshire Three Peaks in your garden to juggling as many Yorkshire puddings as you can, the sky is the limit so it’s time to get your ‘flat’ thinking cap on! Yorkshire Day is on the 1st August, but you can do your challenge whenever is convenient to you.

We know that times are hard for many of us right now, so if you feel unable to raise £150, a single donation of £10 could fund an initial check-in over the phone with a newly diagnosed family, to introduce our support services and to give the family an opportunity to talk to someone who understands.

‘Your support has meant the world to us. Thank you so, so much for getting in touch – I can’t thank you enough for what Candlelighters has done. Your support came at the right time.’– Mum after an initial check-in

For 40 years, Candlelighters has brought light to children and their families in the darkest of times, by providing emotional, practical and financial support. We rely solely on the generous support of the community to continue delivering our services to new families each year – and for as long as they need us.

Please be the spark that keeps our candle burning so we can bring light to families in these darkest of times by taking on a Great Yorkshire Challenge and raising vital funds for a Great Yorkshire Charity!

Create your fundraising page today, here or on a platform of your choice. Alternatively, make your donation by clicking the button below.

Once you’ve done your challenge, why don’t you take a picture with one of our cool signs available here and share and tag us on social media? It would be amazing if we could make a photo collage with all of our Yorkshire Challengers!