24/11/15Our stories

After a hard year of fundraising the Ilkley Fundraising group were delighted to handover £65,000 to Candlelighters. The money will go to research into the causes and potential treatments for children’s cancer.

The members of the Ilkley Candlelighters are volunteers and work tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds for their chosen cause and this year has been a huge success. The group wanted to thank local people and businesses and for their generosity without whom this level of fundraising would be impossible to raise.

Many events are in the pipeline, including the highlight of their year, the May Ball on May 7th 2016 which will follow a French theme… ooh la la! Keep your eyes peeled for details of how to book your tickets.

A massive thank you to all the committee members from Candlelighters – we are thrilled to have your support! The cheque was received by Candlelighters Charity Director, Jo Shepheard who commented “Each year we are astounded at the support our groups receive locally. As a charity that supports children and families across Yorkshire, it’s really important to have those volunteers working so hard for us in the local areas. A big thank you to all involved in the Ilkley group and all who supported their fundraising efforts.”

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