Impact Reports

Candlelighters 2022 Impact Report
Candlelighters Impact Report 2021

Our stories

Out with the old, in with the new!
28-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
It was recently announced that a new UK £1 coin will enter circulation in March 2017! This will be a brand new 12 sided coin, meaning that our usual round £1 coins will stop being accepted by shops in October this year. As this change takes place, could you donate your old £1 coins to …
February sees first ever Dads’ Group at Candlelighters
17-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The second weekend of February was an important one for Candlelighters’ Family Support team, as it marked the gathering of the first ever dads’ support group! Since the opening of The Square (our Family Support Centre, based in Leeds) in February 2015, we have organised regular activities for the groups, which have traditionally spanned from …
Candlelighters invest over £94K in Neuroblastoma research in 2017
16-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
  We are pleased to say that, in 2017, we have been able to fund a year of research into Neuroblastoma, a form of children’s cancer. The title of the research, which started on 1st January 2017, is: ‘Targeting the heterogeneity of Neuroblastoma cells in the bone marrow to improve outcomes.’ The majority of the £94,932 funding was donated …
Candlelighters’ support bus kicks off 2017 with weekly visits across Yorkshire
18-01-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
After a successful string of trial visits across Yorkshire in Autumn last year, the Candlelighters Bus will now regularly be visiting spots around the region- and we want to invite every family affected by childhood cancer (both currently, and in the past) to join us at our organised locations. Initially launched at the Candlelighters Awards …
Ilkley Candlelighters £38K total to go to research projects
21-12-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The Candlelighters Award-winning fundraising group, Ilkley Candlelighters, have truly worked their socks off this year by raising an incredible £38,000. Candlelighters Charity Director, Jo Shepheard, met up with the committee last week to accept a cheque for the total amount. This funding will go towards ensuring the continuation and growth of key research projects into …

Your stories

Candlelighters Memory: Keith and the Bradford Marathon, 1982
06-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
“It was 1982 and I had decided to attempt the Bradford Marathon. In our village there was a family who had a young son who was ill with cancer. The children’s cancer unit at Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds were to open a new bone marrow transplant department and he was scheduled to be one of the first to …
Enact Throw Support Behind Candlelighters
28-02-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Enact, a specialist legal firm based in Leeds, have certainly grasped the mettle and started their fundraising with a bang. As well as organising a regular quiz after work they have many more fundraising plans. Their first quiz has raised £347 and a great time was had by all. There has been even more fundraising on …
Leeds fans are Marching on Together for Candlelighters
07-02-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Sean Etherington, and the team at his regular, the Hope Inn Pub, who are helping run a charity event partially in aid of Candlelighters. All the proceeds will be split equally between Candlelighters and Sean’s friend Mark, to support him while he is unable to work due to …
Be inspired by 10 year old Ella’s Year of Challenges
27-01-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
What an amazing total from Ella’s Year of Challenges! Since finishing treatment, Ella has immersed herself in various challenges to raise money for Candlelighters, and has raised an astounding £3864.54. And she didn’t do it alone! She was supported by brother Edward, mum Jane and dad Chris, and between them, they have embarked on various …
South East Asia Cycle Success for Supporter Jo
27-01-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Back in September, we told you all about the story of Jo Richardson and the preparations she was making for her cycling challenge in South East Asia in November. Jo set herself the target of cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia (in intense heat and humidity!) to raise money for Candlelighters, after we supported her friend Eve …