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

Global Makes Noise for Candlelighters
30-09-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
On Friday 7th October all of Global’s radio stations, including Heart and Capital FM, will be asking their listeners and friends in the music and entertainment industry to make some noise for charity – and they want you to join in too! Global are asking everyone to dress loud for the day, to help change …
Crafthouse auction Executive Chef to support Candlelighters
30-09-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Crafthouse restaurant in Leeds are kindly auctioning their Executive Chef to raise funds for Candlelighters.   The team at Crafthouse are offering you the chance to host your very own dinner party, ran by their Executive Chef Lee Murdoch and his team. The dinner is designed to cater for up to eight people and will …
The Candlelighters Awards….and the winners are….
30-09-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Friday 9th September 2016 saw the inaugural Candlelighters Awards, to celebrate the people who help us shine brighter. It was a fantastic emotive afternoon, hosted by Emmerdale’s Matt Wolfenden, bursting with fantastic stories of how our supporters have tirelessly trekked, climbed, run, collected, volunteered and gone above and beyond for Candlelighters in 2015/6. As Chair …
Matt Wolfenden
12-08-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This September sees the first ever Candlelighters Awards in association with Vista. This brand new event looks to recognise the people who make a real difference in the fight against children’s cancer across our region. Emmerdale star, Matthew Wolfenden is set to host the ceremony which will take place during the afternoon of the 9th …

Your stories

Be inspired by Joanne’s incredible South East Asia cycle challenge
30-09-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Candlelighters supporter Joanne Richardson will be taking her cycling to another continent this November when she cycles from Vietnam to Cambodia. She spoke to Candlelighters earlier this month to describe the challenge and explain why she chose to support the charity.   Speaking to Candlelighters, Joanne said: “I am flying out to Ho Chi Minh …
Team Guy runs the Great North Run and cycles 80 miles home in his loving memory
07-09-16Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
On Sunday 11 September, James Metcalfe will be leading a team of 27 in the Great North Run in memory of his 4-year old son, Guy. Guy was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2014, and sadly died on October 02 2015; he would have been 5 on the 14th of that month. His dad, James, will be …
Be inspired by Broad Gate’s office fundraising
25-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Corporate backing is absolutely key to helping Candlelighters support families across Yorkshire facing children’s cancer and we were delighted to receive a donation of £500 this week from the staff at Broad Gate offices in Leeds. The participants at Broad Gate showed that fundraising is a fantastic way to bond as a team and have …
Thixendale rapeseed oil team grease the joints for charity run
23-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Thixendale rapeseed oil team grease the joints for charity run   A trio from a Yorkshire Wolds rapeseed oil business are hoping to be raising more than just their heart rates when they tackle the Great North Run next month.   Spurred on after witnessing a child close to them battle through cancer, Adam Palmer …
Huge success at Sherburn Aero Club Children’s Day
18-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Thank you to the Sherburn Aero Club who recently held a Children’s Day for Candlelighters families currently on treatment. Pilots, club staff members and even neighbouring businesses got involved and dedicated their time for free to the cause. Julia Lillywhite, from Sherburn Aero Club, said: “We absolutely love putting on this day for all the …
Join Julie in her 10K challenges
29-07-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
A bereaved mother has set herself the challenge to run her third 10K in three months in memory of her late daughter, Hope. Julie Rooms, from Swanland in East Yorkshire, will be running the York 10K this August to raise even more money for the Yorkshire children’s cancer charity, Candlelighters.   Hope was diagnosed with …