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

Candlelighters Big Night In!
25-03-20Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Can you have a #CandlelightersBigNightIn? In such unprecedented times, families across the UK are facing challenges like never before, but for families affected by childhood cancer whose lives have already been turned upside down, COVID-19 is making life more difficult than ever. The Candlelighters Big Night In is just one way to help fill our …
COVID-19 Important Update for our Volunteers
20-03-20Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
To our wonderful volunteers, In these challenging times, we wanted to give you an update about Candlelighters and your volunteering, and take a moment to thank you for your amazing support. Candlelighters absolutely couldn’t function without you and we can’t tell you enough how much you mean to us! As we’re sure you will understand, …
COVID-19 Important Update for our Supporters
18-03-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
To our supporters, given the current circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic we need you now more than ever. We are already seeing a decrease in our fundraising support, which is likely to continue or even worsen over the next few months. It costs £5,000 a day to run the charity and bring light and hope …
Company of the Month…. Cranswick Gourmet Bacon
27-02-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Cranswick Gourmet Bacon have been supporting Candlelighters for 5 years and have raised over £20,000!                                          In the past few years, the team at Cranswick Gourmet Bacon have taken on several challenges including Total Warrior, the …
Company of the Month…. Fisical Sports Coaching
06-02-20Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Fisical Sports Coaching have been fundraising in support of Candlelighters throughout the whole of 2019. In total they have raised over £8,000!                                       Gina, Corporate Partnerships Executive fom Candlelighters said “ We are so grateful for the …
Business Chatter: Meet some of our lovely business supporters!!
04-02-20Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Business Chatter: We caught up with five of our lovely business supporters to chat about why they choose to support Candlelighters, some highlights and what they have planned next!                                                     …
Our Company of the Month is… Absolute Warehouse!
03-01-20Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Our ‘Company of the Month’ award for January 2020 goes to the wonderful Absolute Warehouse Services! We are privileged to be supported by Absolute Warehouse Services, who have gone above and beyond to support us. Earlier in 2019 they hosted three of our families at their box at Huddersfield Town Football Club in the match …

Your stories

Hair today, gone tomorrow!
03-03-20Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
  Brave Nick and daughter Hetty shaved their heads for Candlelighters on Monday 2nd March, read their story below! ‘Hi… Our family, like so many, is blighted by cancer. Half of us suffer with it, some of us die from it and the rest watch helplessly… We need to do more, we want to make …
Holmfirth High School organise EPIC charity day!
17-02-20Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
On the 25th October 2019, Barson House of Holmfirth High School held an incredible charity day in support of Candlelighters, a charity which is close to their hearts. Over the past few months Candlelighters have supported the family of a student within Holmfirth High School and Barson House set the goal to raise as much …
I had never heard of the charity Candlelighters until that day.
22-01-20Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
“I am a bereaved Mum of twin girls, Neve & Belle Boitelle, whom were diagnosed with infant Leukaemia in May 2013. I had never heard of the charity Candlelighters until that day. Myself and my family were introduced to Candlelighters the very next day after diagnosis. We were provided with an amazing Social Worker, Dalvir …