The Candlelighters Cottage officially opened to families on the 26th November 2018. It was fully renovated to provide a home from home accommodation for families with a child as an inpatient being treated for Cancer at Leeds Children’s Hospital.
Some of our families have to travel great distances to receive treatment for their child which can mean that one parent is either away from the child with cancer or away from the sibling(s) for extended periods of time. The Cottage is just a short walk away from the children’s ward allowing families to stay together at a time when they need it the most.
The Cottage has 4 en-suite bedrooms, a shared living room, kitchen and dining area and garden. Since opening the cottage has been in use every single night highlighting the need for this support for our families.
Please note that The Candlelighters Cottage is specifically for oncology families supported by Candlelighters. All bookings go through Eckersley House, part of The Sick Children’s Trust charity which enables us to manage demand appropriately.