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Candlelighters create the symbolic Gold Ribbon in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Today, it’s time for the BIG REVEAL!
30-09-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Childhood cancer charity, Candlelighters reveal their #CCAM Gold Ribbon as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close. Throughout the month of September, children’s cancer charity, Candlelighters along with many other charities around the world have been raising awareness of childhood cancer, as well as raising vital funds to support the work they do. Each …
And the winners of the Candlelighters Awards 2019 are…..
25-09-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
On Friday 13th September 2019 we held our fourth annual Candlelighters Awards! It was a fantastic evening at New Dock Hall where we were able to recognise and thank all the wonderful people who support Candlelighters.  With approximately 350 guests, the room was filled with inspirational, heart-warming and emotional stories from families, corporate and community …
Candlelighters charity mascot Champ takes on debut challenge at the Great North Run!
03-09-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
With less than a week to go, Candlelighters charity mascot Champ is gearing up for the greatest challenge yet! Accompanied by his fellow colleagues, Head of Family Support Natalie and Family Network Coordinator Carly from the Candlelighters team – they are ready for this incredible challenge! On Sunday 8th of September 2019 Champ will take …

Your stories

Simon Firth tells us about the fun and crazy sights of the 2019 Screwball Rally!
30-09-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
“I’m writing this on the evening of 24th September and thinking that just yesterday I had breakfast in Luxembourg and lunch in Belgium … a trip that took us around 9 months to plan and prepare for – the 2019 Screwball Rally in aid of Candlelighters Trust. The charity rally essentially involves driving cheapish cars …
“Without Candlelighters, life would have been impossible.”
27-09-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Dads amazing charity challenge to mark 2 years of son being in remission! Team George was founded by Mark and Helen Gallimore 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 Candlelighters life would have been impossible” Mark Gallimore …
6 Year Old Elliot climbs his way to Young Fundraiser of the Year at Candlelighters Awards!
25-09-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
6 Year Old Elliot climbs his way to Young Fundraiser of the Year at Candlelighters Awards! Elliot’s fundraising journey started back in January 2019 when he decided that he wanted to raise money for poorly children to help them and their families. Elliot, aged 6, had already fundraised for other charities but we were super …
“Challenge yourself where you can, love those around you unconditionally and never give up your fight.”
09-09-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
I want to start off by saying that having the opportunity to write this piece is incredibly cathartic for me. The story I’ve lived so far is riddled with pain, sadness and anxiety, but mostly and importantly, it’s a story of self-belief. A story of triumph and of pushing yourself to places you never thought …
Elizabeth Morgan tells us her story on how Childhood Cancer affected her and her family back in 1998. Look at her now!
06-09-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Fast forward the years, I did well in my GCSE’s and went on to do A levels at Greenhead College. It’s difficult to say how much I was influenced by my own medical history but I decided I wanted to be a doctor. Hi, my name is Elizabeth Morgan and this is a joint piece …
67 Miles Away From Ward 31
05-09-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
67 Miles Away from Ward 31 “Our son Archie, now 9 years old was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) mid-August 2018. He spent 7 months in Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) on the Children’s Oncology and Haematology Ward 31 being treated by the lovely doctors and nurses. As Archie was receiving intense chemotherapy he only …
Candlelighters bag themselves a new Team!!
16-08-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Tanya and her family have been taking on an astounding range of challenges and events to raise funds for various charitable causes after their daughter, Emily, was diagnosed with Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2018 aged just 9 months old. Since then, Emily has been undergoing treatment at the Leeds Children’s Hospital. It has been …