Bringing families together

Candlelighters is a big family and like any family we like to get together, so each year we organise a number of events for all the family. Read more to find out what events we are holding 2017 for all the family to get involved in.

We also run events for groups of specific family members, from mums, dads, grandparents and siblings. Watch this space for more information!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Teddy Bears Picnic for patients and siblings in April.

On Sunday 7th May, we welcomed 186 guests to Day of Memories at York Racecourse. This was a special day to remember and celebrate the lives of those lost to children's cancer. There was a memory table, a choir, afternoon tea and a balloon release- with some balloon tags dedicated to children found as far as France in the days after the release!


Our next event is:

Sherburn Aero Club Day

Date: Saturday 17th June 2017

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Sherburn Aero Club (The Airfield, New Lennerton Lane, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds, LS25 6JE)

We would like to welcome all families (patients, siblings and their parents or guardians) to the day, whether they are on treatment, post treatment or are sadly bereaved.

On the day, there will be:

  1. Flights in planes and helicopters (weather dependant)
  2. Rides in TVR cars
  3. Face painters
  4. Balloon modellers
  5. Tombola
  6. Buffet
  7. The Candlelighters Bus
  8. And lots more!!

The event is free of charge for families to attend. To book, please pop into The Square or our office in the Oncology Day Clinic to fill in a registration form. If you would like to be sent an electronic copy, please do give us a call on 0113 887 8333 and we'll email one out to you!


Later in 2017, we are holding:

Our Families' Christmas Party, Sunday 3rd December 2017, Royal Armouries: this is kindly hosted by the Leeds museum at no cost to the charity. The event is for all patients on treatment and their brothers and sisters, they even receive a gift from Father Christmas!