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 invites companies to make a difference in 2018
11-01-18Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Candlelighters are currently on the hunt for Corporate companies who would like to support Candlelighters in 2018. Brian Curran, Corporate Fundraiser at Candlelighters, said, “Our corporate supporters get involved in a number of ways including sponsorship, participation in events, raising awareness and volunteering.  Every partnership is different and we will always try and meet our …
The Candlelighters Christmas Raffle 2017 – WINNERS
15-12-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
This morning, the Lord Mayor of Leeds drew the winners of the Candlelighters Christmas Raffle. We are delighted to have raised an amazing £11,186 this year, an amazing amount of money which is going to make a huge difference to families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire. Below is the list of winning ticket numbers. Star …

Your stories

A year of challenges for Candlelighters
05-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Layla Wray and Max Dalby from Harrogate are in their own words, “raising money for the amazing Candlelighters charity who support children with cancer in Yorkshire” One challenge is not enough for these two, they are taking on a whole year of extreme challenges including at least one every single month in 2018 Laylay said, …
Social Group Undertake Super Fundraising
03-02-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
The De La Pole Social Group in Hull have been fundraising in memory of Jason Stamp. They have shown some true community spirit, undertaking various activities. We were delighted to attend their cheque presentation evening where we were made to feel very welcome. We were amazed when they revealed they had raised £6500 for Candlelighters! …
Tremendous trio raise an incredible £14,811.83 for Candlelighters
29-01-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Young friends Freddie, Charlotte and Tom have raised an incredible £14,811.83  for Candlelighters in an epic challenge event held over the Christmas period. After their friend Elliott was diagnosed with an incurable tumour in September 2014, the trio were quick to get together and find a way to raise some money for Candlelighters. Before Elliott’s …
South Leeds Beaver supports Candlelighters to gain Youth Commisoners Challenge badge
24-01-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
AJ, a member of the 8th South Leeds (Carlton) Beavers, has recently been the recipient of the first Youth Commissioners Challenge badge. AJ was keen to support Candlelighters through the scouts after we supported his family when his brother was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in August 2017. He approached Haribo in Pontefract, Foxes Biscuits, …
Running for Skye
19-01-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
In 2015 Skye Sutcliffe sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer. Since then, her family have been dedicated to raising funds for Candlelighters through various events. Skye’s mum, Amie said, “Candlelighters do so much for families, there is always someone to chat to and they make you feel more comfortable and bring a …
Marvellous Mark completes another year of challenges and looks forward to more in 2018
09-01-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Mark Gallimore, a supporter from York, has gone above and beyond for Candlelighters since his son, George completed his 3-year long treatment for Leukemia. Since 2014, Mark has pounded the pavements and smashed the summits, conquering amazing 292 miles in total. In 2017, he took part in four 10K’s, The Great North Run, The Yorkshire …
IVY HARLEQUIN NECKLACE SUPPORTS CANDLELIGHTERS
21-12-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Ogden Harrogate are delighted with the results of our partnership with The Ivy Harrogate, for whom we were asked to design an exclusive Ivy-inspired necklace. This beautiful item, the Ivy Harlequin Necklace was recently auctioned to raise money for the Harrogate Candlelighters Charity at their Après Ski Party, Ripley Castle. The Ivy worked closely with …
Young supporter buys virtual Christmas gifts with pocket money
12-12-17Uncategorised • Posted by Lucy Brown
After Candlelighters launched their range of Virtual Gifts, we were surprised to hear that one of the first people to make their festive purchase from our online shop was from eight-year-old Sam Hunter from Batley. After a chat with Sam’s mum, Corinne, it came to light that Sam had saved up all his pocket money, …