Bringing families together

Each year we organise a number of events for all to enjoy. Read more to find out what events we are holding in 2018:

Upcoming events:

Wednesday 4th April, 1pm - 3pm. Teddy Bears Picnic @ The Square - an afternoon of arts & crafts, games and of course....a family picnic for patients and siblings aged 0 -7!

Saturday 12th May, 12pm - 2pm. Family Fun Day in Hull @ Victoria Dock Village Hall. A family fun day for all those families living in Hull who have been affected by childhood cancer. There will be children's games and activities, a bouncy castle, taster massage, a tea party and lots more.

Sunday 20th May, 1pm - 4.30pm. Day of Memories @ York RacecourseThis special day is for any family who has lost a loved one. It offers time to remember, reflect and celebrate your child's life. During the afternoon a choir will sing a variety of songs, candles will be lit and poems will be read by staff & family members. Following this, everyone is invited to enjoy an afternoon tea before we release balloons in memory of your loved one.

Saturday 23rd June, 10am - 4pm. Candlelighters Charity Day @ Sherburn Aero Club. This fantastic event is totally free to all Candlelighters families and there is so much to keep you entertained; from flying high in planes and helicopters to reaching 180mph in an elite range of sports cars. Sherburn Aero Club also generously provides a buffet for all the families, face painting & much more!

Thursday 23rd August, 12pm - 3pm. Picnic in the Park @ Kirkstall AbbeyCandlelighters invites all families affected by childhood cancer to Kirkstall Abbey for our annual Picnic in the Park! Enjoy a picnic whilst lounging in the sunshine and of course there will be lots of fun & games too!

Saturday 25th August, 12pm - 2pm. Family Fun Day in Hull @  North Bransholme Community Centre. A family fun day for all those families living in Hull who have been affected by childhood cancer. There will be children's games and activities, a bouncy castle, taster massage, a tea party and lots more.

Tuesday 30th October, 1pm - 3pm. Halloween Party @ The SquareOur annual Halloween party for patients and siblings; there is always lots of smiles, slime & scares! A frightfully good afternoon for all!

Saturday 10th November, 12pm - 2pm. Family Fun Day in Hull @ Venue TBC. A family fun day for all those families living in Hull who have been affected by childhood cancer. There will be children's games and activities, taster massage, a tea party and lots more.

Candlelighters Christmas Party @ Royal Armouriesthis 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! Look out for the date for the 2018 party - which will be confirmed soon!