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

York Balloon Fiesta
02-08-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Our York Candlelighters Group are delighted to announce that they will be at the upcoming balloon festival at York Racecourse between 28-30th September. They were there last year and it was an amazing and fun event! They are looking for volunteers to help man their stall (tombola and chatting to visitors). If you have a …
Summer Activity at Breeze on Tour
01-08-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Candlelighters are leading on a Family Challenge Activity at Breeze on Tour at: Roundhay Park on 1st and 2nd September Kirkstall Abbey on 15th and 16th September. It will have a number of obstacles and some quiz questions/ fun facts. Donation entry is a minimum of £1 per person.
Candlelighters joined by surprise celebrity guest: Bear Grylls!
30-07-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
An exciting event took place yesterday to celebrate the significant efforts of Central Yorkshire Scouts who raised over £6000 for Candlelighters through the Youth Commissioners Challenge 2017-2018. But to top it all off, we were joined by none other than Chief Scout, Bear Grylls! He made a flying and grandiose visit, rolling in on a helicopter and sharing his axe-wielding …
Candlelighters funded research – latest update
11-06-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue. It most frequently starts from one of the adrenal glands, but can also develop in the neck, chest, abdomen, or spine. In the UK, 100 children are newly diagnosed with neuroblastoma every year. Candlelighters have funded research over the last year …

Your stories

Fantastic Fenby Four
02-08-18Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Summer of Sporting Challenges by the Four Fenby Boys Four boys aged 16, 14, 12 and 8 years old from York have set themselves an incredible number of challenges to raise funds for Candlelighters, because they want to use their summer holidays to help others. The younger two boys became aware of the work and …
Julie and Lee host concert in memory of their son Maxwell, raising a staggering £5000.
01-08-18Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Julie and Lee’s youngest child, Maxwell Lewis Johnson, started treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia a long time ago, back in Dec 1996. Although, sadly, Maxwell lost his battle after a Bone Marrow Transplant, they remembered their time at Jimmy’s with love and pride in the braveness that Maxwell approached each milestone along his journey. Every …
Local community Zumbathon raises whopping £533.51 for Candlelighters!
01-08-18Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
On Saturday 30th June, three fantastic fundraisers, Charlene, Brianne and Julie, held a family fun day at Core Gym, Greengates in Bradford. The day was kicked off by players from Bradford City AFC and cheerleaders of ND Dance, and followed by brilliant dance performances by local schools. As part of the fun day, they hosted …
Leeds University Students raise over £21,752 by ‘Pedalling to Prague’ in aid of Candlelighters
19-06-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
A team of 42 students from Leeds University have come together and already raised over £21,752 in aid of Candlelighters. Leeds RAG, the official fundraising society of Leeds University Union, have organised the trip, and chosen to support Candlelighters. They will be setting off from Leeds on Monday 18th June, making the 800 mile journey …
Local Leeds based furniture company support Candlelighters Cottage Campaign by fitting out all four bedrooms
12-06-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On Friday 11th May, The Lord Mayor of Leeds, accompanied by Candlelighters Corporate Fundraiser Amy Harrison went to meet Andrew, Vanessa and Gareth at Curtis Furniture in Leeds. During the visit, The Lord Mayor and the Candlelighters team were taken on a tour of the factory, meeting members of floor staff who will help to …
Fundraising in memory of Maci raises £17,000!
11-06-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Family and friends of Maci Craddock have recently raised over £17,000 in her memory. They held a charity auction evening filled with live music at Ponderosa’s Lakeside Restaurant in March, in aid of Candlelighters, Ward 52 at Leeds Children’s Hospital and Forget Me Not Hospice. Maci Craddock was diagnosed with a brain tumour while on …