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

Boxing legend Amir Khan in Candlelighters’ corner
27-07-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The team at Candlelighters were delighted to receive a video message from boxing legend Amir Khan this week!   Holding up a Candlelighters running vest, Amir encouraged more people to get involved with our ‘amazing’ charity. The two-time former world champion, who hails from Bolton, won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004 …
Lady Ingilby visits Candlelighters
30-06-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We were honoured this week to welcome our Patron, Lady Emma Ingilby, to Candlelighters. Lady Ingilby met patients, parents, play leaders, nursing staff and doctors on her tour of the hospital. She was able to talk to families about their experiences and the difference that Candlelighters makes for them. On arrival at the Children’s Oncology Clinic, …
Last chance to nominate your children’s cancer heroes
29-06-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This September Candlelighters is holding its very first Awards ceremony recognising the people of Yorkshire in their support of Candlelighters. The Awards, in association with Vista, are in the last week of welcoming award nominations as the panel will begin deliberations from Monday 4th July. The event, taking place on September 9th is already well …
Tangle Teezer Supports Hair@TheSquare Project
24-06-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This month saw the company Tangle Teezer make an incredible donation of 150 Tangle Teezers to Candlelighters, to help support childhood cancer patients in Yorkshire. Explaining how this donation will help patients moving forward, Candlelighters Project Support Worker Vicky says: “As part of our ongoing support we are always looking for new ways in which …
La Vie En Rose Ball a Huge Success
16-06-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
THe Ilkley Candlelighters’ May Ball was a tremendous success and raised over £36,000 to help children and teenagers and their families, throughout Yorkshire. Chairman of Ilkley Candlelighters, Alison Clay, said, “We would like to thank everyone most sincerely for your support and contribution. Without the generosity of our sponsors, advertisers, prize donors and those who …

Your stories

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 …
Half stormtrooper, half bride: Daniel puts a spin on race attire!
29-07-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Half stormtrooper, half bride: Daniel White puts a spin on race attire!   For out-there fundraising ideas, Daniel White is the man to look to. The twenty-five year old, who hails from Wakefield, has spent the last year running various sponsored races… dressed as a Star Wars stormtrooper! So far this year, he has completed …
Viking Longship to ‘sail’ through York for Candlelighters!
28-07-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
On Sunday 28th August 2016 fifty teams from across the country will be racing their home-made soapbox carts down the steep cobbles street of Micklegate.  Sponsored by café Your Bike Shed, Friends of Scarcroft School have constructed their own unique cart, all in support of Candlelighters! Looking to the pupils of Scarcroft Primary School for inspiration, a …
Direct Workforce take their fundraising for Candlelighters to new levels
27-07-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
  Direct Workforce take their fundraising for Candlelighters to new levels with a September Skydive! Northern recruitment company, Direct Workforce, have signed up for challenge after challenge this year to raise money for Candlelighters, their Charity of the Year. We met up with the team at their office near Hunslet earlier this week to chat …
Fundraising with a difference: the story of Allen Hart and Tim Beard, as told by Sharon Morrison
20-07-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Fundraising with a difference: the story of Allen Hart and Tim Beard, as written by Sharon Morrison. Evidence of tattoos were found on the mummified remains of Egyptian and Nubian women dating back as far as 2000 BC, but they really starting gaining popularity during the 17th and 18th centuries when sailors wore them as …