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Our stories

Our Company of the Month is… Absolute Warehouse!
03-01-20Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Our ‘Company of the Month’ award for January 2020 goes to the wonderful Absolute Warehouse Services! We are privileged to be supported by Absolute Warehouse Services, who have gone above and beyond to support us. Earlier in 2019 they hosted three of our families at their box at Huddersfield Town Football Club in the match …
Our Company of the Month is… The Pure Technology Group!
03-12-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Our very first ‘Company of the Month’ award goes to The Pure Technology Group, who this month celebrate donating £75,000 to Candlelighters. We have been so lucky to partner with The Pure Technology Group for 5 years and are just consistently amazed at the passion, commitment and support of their whole team to help Candlelighters …
Josh Warrington Supports the Candlelighters Christmas Raffle!
29-11-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
This Christmas, IBF Featherweight World Chamption boxer, Josh Warrington, is supporting Candlelighters by offering the prize of a personal training session in our annual Christmas Raffle. Josh Warrington, who was born in Leeds, has supported Candlelighters for many years now and is delighted to be able to offer this ‘money can’t buy prize’ to the …
Welcome to Candlelighters in Your Community
22-11-19Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Candlelighters in your Community will provide the same great range of services previously offered on board the Candlelighters bus, however they will now be delivered in community spaces across Yorkshire. This new model of support will grant us the flexibility to reach more families and also the opportunity to provide more resources as we increase …

Your stories

I had never heard of the charity Candlelighters until that day.
22-01-20Your stories • Posted by Jessica Palmer
“I am a bereaved Mum of twin girls, Neve & Belle Boitelle, whom were diagnosed with infant Leukaemia in May 2013. I had never heard of the charity Candlelighters until that day. Myself and my family were introduced to Candlelighters the very next day after diagnosis. We were provided with an amazing Social Worker, Dalvir …
Dad and Daughter take on Ben Nevis to raise funds for Candlelighters!
11-12-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Fearne Grant and her Dad Darren took on the ultimate challenge in July 2019 by climbing the almighty Ben Nevis in support of Candlelighters! They took on this incredible challenge to raise funds in memory of Nioni Grant. After postponing a day due to adverse weather, on the 30th July 2019 Fearne and Darren reached …
13 miles in memory of Thomas!
05-12-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Our fantastic supporter Carly rallied 35 friends and family members to take on a 13 mile walk from Saltaire to Leeds on what would have been her sons 13th birthday. Thomas, who was diagnosed in March 2011, sadly passed away aged 5 years old on the 20th April 2012 from Neuroblastoma. Carly arranged the special …
Team Rueben launches!
05-12-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Rueben’s mum very sadly passed away from cancer nearly 3 years ago at the young age of 33. Following this tragic news, on the 30th May 2019 doctors found a sizeable mass on the right hand side of Rueben’s brain which was found to be a high graded cancerous tumour. Rueben was taken for brain …
Tom Alloway and his colleagues have taken on an epic Movember in support of Candlelighters.
25-11-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Tom Alloway and his colleagues have taken on an epic Movember in support of Candlelighters. This is their story: The Team The Exams Team at the University of York is made up of myself Tom, Dan, Jacob and Adam as well as Jo our manager. We had the idea about doing Movember as a bit of …
Team George hit our screens!
19-11-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Mark Gallimore, founder of Team George, recently hit the screens of York TV alongside Chloe White one of our Community Fundraisers! Mark and his wife Helen Gallimore created Team George after their son George was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2013. From diagnosis and throughout his illness, George and his family were supported by Candlelighters. “Without …