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 [email protected]

Our stories

We need your vote
01-06-17Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Leeds shopping centre The Core has shortlisted Candlelighters as one of its final three charities to be nominated as its charity of the year for 2017-2018. You can vote for us on their Facebook page until midnight on Sunday 4th June. Vote here
Candlelighters Announced as Lord Mayor of Leeds’ Charity
26-05-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
May has brought some very exciting news! On Friday 26th May, Councillor Jane Dowson was inaugurated as the Lord Mayor of Leeds. At her inauguration, she announced her support for Candlelighters as her official charity for the 2017-18 term. Find out more here: https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/howyoucanhelp/official-charity-lord-mayor-leeds-2017-18/ 

Your stories

Coast to Coast bike ride in aid of Candlelighters
29-06-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Local supporter, Liz Adamson, recently cycled over 100 miles in four days to raise money for children’s cancer. On 9th June one of our local supporters, Liz, cycled from St Bees all the way to Whitby in just four days whilst raising over £200! She said she had always wanted to complete a Coast To Coast …
Chemo-Duck-A-Thon: Supporters to create patients’ toy outfits for an entire day
23-06-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Chemo ducks are given to a child diagnosed with cancer being treated at Leeds Children’s Hospital for play therapy and to support and educate children and their families during their diagnosis and treatment for cancer. One of the little extras Candlelighters covers is the cost of new outfits for chemo-ducks; as well as funding play …
Emily writes first book in memory of brother Thomas
05-06-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
An 11 year old supported by Candlelighters has written her first ever book in memory of her brother Thomas.   After encouragement from a Candlelighters-funded talking therapist, Emily Cammack, from Selby, created ‘Gentleman Sam’, a story about a dog which aims to help readers to identify and cope with feelings of loss. She collaborated with Penny …
York Duo Take On Tri Challenge
02-06-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Darren and Shaun, two friends from York, have now embarked on their epic tri challenge which includes kayaking, hiking and cycling, to raise funds for Candlelighters in memory of Nioni Grant. Today (2nd June) is DAY TWO of this massive challenge. Here is an update of how they are getting on… Day One – Involved …
Candlelighters chosen as Miss West Yorkshire’s Charity Again
22-05-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We are delighted to have once again been selected as the chosen charity for the Miss West Yorkshire competition. The team at Candlelighters have been meeting with some of the competition finalists who are excitedly planning their upcoming fundraising. Contestant Danae Whiteley has been weighing in her clothes for cash to raise funds for Candlelighters! …
‘The Flemish Five’ rack up the miles in support of Candlelighters
08-05-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
A group of five friends from Yorkshire have grouped together to cycle from Snaith to Hull, and then onto Holland, in support of Candlelighters. The team have chosen to support Candlelighters because of the support given to their friend, Tim, whose son Patrick was diagnosed with cancer and is now in remission. Starting on Sunday …
Richard makes a splash with super Windermere swim
02-05-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Supporter Richard Hunt is embarking on the Great North Swim Challenge on Saturday 10th June this year. After months of training, he will be swimming a mile down Lake Windermere in Cumbria to raise funds for Candlelighters, in support of his friends’ son William who is currently on treatment.   Speaking to Candlelighters, Richard said: …
Karen smashes indoor triathlon challenge!
26-04-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Karen Tiffany, from Wakefield, recently smashed her indoor triathlon challenge to raise funds for Candlelighters. She completed the run-swim-cycle challenge, raising an INCREDIBLE £1400. The grandchild of one of Karen’s work colleagues at NPower is currently being treated for cancer and has been supported by Candlelighters. Karen wanted to help in some way after seeing …