29/06/16Our stories

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.

This year the Hull 10k saw some real heroes #ForHope
This year the Hull 10k saw some real heroes #ForHope

The event, taking place on September 9th is already well supported with headline support from Vista and also Award categories being sponsored by the likes of Town Centre Securities, MWA Associates and Brewin Dolphin to name a few.

Kate Goldring, Fundraising Manager for the charity said “We are thrilled with the nominations we have received so far but we don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to give someone the recognition they deserve. Candlelighters has some incredible supporters and we are really looking forward to the chance to celebrate all they do for us.”

The dinner falls in Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, an international event to raise awareness of children’s cancer globally. Leeds is the home to Candlelighters, a charity that has been supporting children fighting cancer and their families, across Yorkshire, for over 40 years.

The Walking with Holly team walked, and walked, and walked...and walked!
The Walking with Holly team walked, and walked, and walked…and walked!

James Wilkins, Managing Director of Vista explained their support of the charity. “Our team chose Candlelighters as their charity of the year and we’re delighted to be supporting them with their very first Candlelighters Awards this year. We work with global brands to increase awareness and engagement so helping Candlelighters propel their brand awareness in the region, along with the important research and therapeutic support they fund, is something the whole team are really excited about.”

The event will take place at the Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road on September the 9th. Tickets are available for the afternoon event which includes a three course meal, welcome drink and the awards itself.  Simply visit http://www.candlelighters.org.uk/shop/events/awards/ to secure your table.

Sponsorship opportunities are also still available, contact Brian Curran on 0113 3229283 or brian.curran@candlelighters.org.uk

To nominate visit www.candlelighters.org.uk/awards

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