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

Your very own spook-tacular Colour in Champ! 
13-10-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Boo! Fancy an afternoon of fun Halloween crafting? Why not get started with our very own spook-tacular Colour in Champ!  We would Lo-o-o-o-oVE to see your very scary creations… why not send in a photo to our inbox, marketing@candlelighters.org.uk or tag us on social media? DOWNLOAD your colouring-in sheet here: Halloween Champ!  
Meet Hattie
18-09-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, BE GOLD!  ‘This is Hattie. She has just turned two and was diagnosed with a mediastinal (chest) germ cell tumour in May 2020. Symptoms began to show around 2-3 weeks before Hattie’s diagnosis. She had temperatures similar to that shown when teething or with a viral infection. When they continued for …
Meet Teagan
18-09-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, BE GOLD!  Today’s post comes with a special message from Teagan, inviting you all to join us TONIGHT for Champ’s BIG Golden Quiz! Starting at 6:30pm with your host Dr Bob Phillips!  ‘Taegan, aged 12, was diagnosed with an ovarian germ cell tumour on 6th December 2018. She spent time on …
Meet Harry
17-09-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, BE GOLD!  ‘Harry was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma cancer stage 4 in November 2011, aged four. He’d had intermittent pain in his legs, pain in his tummy and high temperatures a few weeks before diagnosis. After several trips to the doctors and A&E, he finally had an ultrasound scan which spotted his …
Meet Maisie
17-09-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, BE GOLD! ‘My daughter Maisie was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia) in September 2018 when she was just 19 months old. She is in maintenance now, hoping to complete treatment in November this year. She has been treated in Leeds LGI and supported by Airedale community nurses too. She has …
Company of the Month… Caddick Group!
15-09-20Our stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
This month’s Company of the Month is Caddick Group! In the last 18 months, the Caddick Group have donated over £21,000 to Candlelighters. This began with their decision to fund a day at Candlelighters in February 2019. This year, the Caddick Group hosted the incredible ‘Moment In Time’ Ball on February 29th, raising £12,000 for …
14-09-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, BE GOLD!  ‘Harry was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma cancer stage 4 in November 2011, aged four. He’d had intermittent pain in his legs, pain in his tummy and high temperatures a few weeks before diagnosis. After several trips to the doctors and A&E, he finally had an ultrasound scan which spotted his …
Meet Leighton
10-09-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, BE GOLD!  ‘Hi my name is Leighton and I am eight years old. I was diagnosed with a brain tumour on my brain stem in February 2019 called Medulloblastoma which was re-categorised after removal, to a large cell Anaplastic Medulloblastoma. Before I was diagnosed I had really bad headaches, was sick …
Meet Joseph
07-09-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
BE BRAVE. BE BOLD. BE GOLD! ‘This is our family. Our son, Joseph, was diagnosed with high-risk Neuroblastoma when he was three. He finished treatment but later relapsed and died age seven, leaving an enormous hole in our hearts.  No matter what life threw at him, he always had a cheeky smile and infectious giggle. …
Meet Eli and his Mum Naomi.
07-09-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, BE GOLD!  ‘This is Eli, he is three years old. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) on the 18th of September 2019. It was the worst day of my life. I initially took him to hospital and he was diagnosed with acute tonsillitis, which he just never got better …

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