Trusts & Foundations

Every day at Candlelighters we continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity and dedication of our supporters. We are lucky to work with a number of charitable trusts and foundations from Yorkshire and across the UK, who are vital in helping Candlelighters to deliver our mission of bringing light and hope to families facing childhood cancer.  The difference that these grants have made, and continue to make, is truly life-changing: making the unbearable a little more bearable for ordinary families facing extraordinary circumstances.

Trusts and foundations can support Candlelighters through a variety of channels, from annual donations which are instrumental in helping us achieve our priorities as a charity, to working with us to fund a specific element of our family support or research projects.

Your Journey with Candlelighters

We want to build mutually beneficial partnerships with our supporters. Whether you want to fund a specific project or support our wider goals as a Charity, a dedicated member of our team will bring you detailed, personal reporting on the impact of your grant, bringing you even closer to the people you are supporting. We also love welcoming trusts and foundations to The Square, our family support centre, to see first-hand how their support is changing lives.

Who Supports Us?

The Kentown Wizard Foundation were one of the pivotal founding donors to the Candlelighters Cottage, which we bought and renovated to provide free 'home away from home' accommodation for families, located a stone’s throw away from the Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Without this accommodation, parents can be away from their child with cancer or siblings for extended periods of time. The Candlelighters Cottage enables families to stay together, helping to keep some kind of sense of normality at a time when it can feel like everything around them is falling apart.

Contact Us

We are always looking to develop new relationships with Trusts and Foundations that share our values. If you are involved with a Trust or Foundation and would consider supporting Candlelighters, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would love the opportunity to meet or send you more information. Bernadette Sampson is our Philanthropy Specialist and looks after our brilliant Trust and Foundation supporters. You can contact Bernadette by emailing bernadette.sampson@candlelighters.org.uk

Our stories

Company of the Month… Shoosmiths
09-07-20Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
This month’s Company of the Month is Shoosmiths Leeds! The Leeds Shoosmiths office have been supporting Candlelighters since early 2019. They have taken on many challenges since then including a Three Peaks walk in the pouring rain, Leeds 10k, bake sales, the Great North Run, office raffles and much more! Their amazing efforts have been …
Candlelighters welcomes new Chair of Trustees
01-07-20Our stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Hardcastle as our new Chair of Trustees! Keith started his post as Chair on 10th June 2020, replacing Stephen Redman who stepped down after six years as Chair, but will remain on the board until his formal term expires in September 2021. Keith is an existing …
Thank You Sovereign Health Care
22-06-20Our stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
    Recently, we were delighted to receive a grant of £3,000 from the Sovereign Health Care Community Programme towards our Candlelighters Together Tin, to fund our adapted Family Support Services during COVID-19. Sovereign Health Care has a long history of charitable giving, choosing to donate up to 10% of their annual turnover to community …
Company of the Month… Frontline Security Services and Platinum Asset Protection
09-06-20Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
This month’s Company of the Month sees two companies under the same umbrella take the crown!   Frontline Security Services and Platinum Asset Protection are two companies owned by Wade Murtaza, who have been supporting Candlelighters for over a decade;   “The reason why I chose for my businesses to support Candlelighters is because it …
Families – it’s time to PINK up your windows!
05-06-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Fancy brightening up the rainy weekend? It’s #PINKITUP month here at Candlelighters and we thought it would be a super idea to help turn Yorkshire PINK, by pinking up our windows! We’ve put some posters and ideas together that you can print off at home! Help us spread the PINK and raise awareness for Candlelighters! We’d love to …
Company of the Month… Adviser Plus
05-05-20Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Adviser Plus continue brilliant fundraising efforts to support Candlelighters Covid-19 Appeal!  Adviser Plus have been avid supporters of Candlelighters since 2018 and have taken on many fundraising activities including Pink It Up, the Great North Run, an Easter Hunt, selling raffle tickets and a tuck shop in the office! The impact of Covid-19 has had …
Something’s coming… 
01-05-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
 Something’s coming…  Behind the scenes at Candlelighters, we’ve been working on a little something to show the world how we are keeping our candle burning and supporting families during these darkest of times. Tune in on Monday 4th May at 6pm, for the exciting LIVE Premiere of our brand NEW film! ? Please help us to …
Thank You to The Susie P Foundation
23-04-20Our stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
Last week, we received the incredible news that Candlelighters has been generously awarded a grant of £11,400 from The Susie P Foundation. The grant will enable Candlelighters to provide three months of adapted family support services to ten families being affected by COVID-19, including 1:1 virtual talking therapies for both adults and children and weekly …
The 2.6 Challenge
22-04-20Our stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
We’re thrilled to be part of The 2.6 Challenge- a campaign put together by organisers of some of the biggest mass-participation events, including the London Marathon!! The premise is easy; take part in a challenge which revolves around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and fundraise or donate to Candlelighters, helping us to support our families …
Colour in Champ!
Colour In Champ 1
08-04-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Stuck what to do over the Easter weekend?  Why not Colour In Champ?   We would absolutely LOVE to see your creations! Go wild! Draw Champ in the jungle, place him under a rainbow  or paint him on an Easter egg? Whatever you choose to do, make sure you send in your creations to marketing@candlelighters.org.uk and we’ll pop …

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