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We would love to share some of your stories whether they are about personal experiences on treatment, in fundraising, or anything else you would like to share. Send your stories and photos to info@candlelighters.org.uk. © Karen Turner Photography, header image.

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Share A Card is back for 2018!
Share A Card is back for 2018!
09-11-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
You can support Candlelighters this Christmas by opting in to take part in our Share A Card scheme! The Share a Card is a large A4 card, which can make its way around your work place, family, friends and groups, enabling
Experiences of volunteers in a chil...
Experiences of volunteers in a childhood cancer charity
17-10-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
Recent research undertaken by a doctoral student at Leeds University, Rachael Eastlaugh, highlights the value of volunteering at Candlelighters. The research firstly looked at motivations for volunteering at Candlelighte
Cottage magically comes to life!
Cottage magically comes to life!
11-10-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
A children’s book, launched last night, has been written to thrill and comfort children staying at the new Candlelighters Cottage, a home from home provision provided by the charity to enable families to be able to sta
Art work brings “Hope” ...
Art work brings “Hope” to Cottage garden
08-10-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
A new art installation has been revealed in the garden at the Candlelighters Cottage for families staying at the home from home accommodation to enjoy. The cottage will enable families to stay together when their child i
Front of House Coordinator
Front of House Coordinator
04-10-18Our stories • Posted by Jen Aspinall
Full time 37.5 hours (including some evenings and weekends), Permanent 27 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays Based in Leeds Line Manager: Head of Family Support   About Us Candlelighters is a successful Yorkshi
CCAM 2018: Summary
CCAM 2018: Summary
28-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
As September comes to an end, so does Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some of the amazing things people have been doing this CCAM to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters. Clare and Natalie went to Lond
Candlelighters Cottage Official Ope...
Candlelighters Cottage Official Opening
24-09-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
The Candlelighters Cottage, a new home from home accommodation to be provided by the charity for families with a child as an inpatient being treated for cancer at Leeds Children’s Hospital, officially opened last w

Your stories

Kathy takes on The London Marathon!
Kathy takes on The London Marathon!
14-12-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Kathy will be taking on the London Marathon in 2019 to raise money for Candlelighters!   Read her story below:     Why are you running for Candlelighters? I am running the marathon to raise money and aware
Zara gets the chop in her Fund-Razo...
Zara gets the chop in her Fund-Razor Challenge!
12-12-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Zara recently took on a ‘fund-razing’ challenge and had her long hair chopped off and donated to The Little Princess Trust whilst also raising money for Candlelighters! Read Zara’s story below!   T
I’m a Gecko Get Me Out of Here!
I’m a Gecko Get Me Out of Here!
05-10-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
On 7th September, our wonderful supporters Gecko had a staff BBQ and social at their premises in Yeadon.  To add a fundraising element, they decided to hold interdepartmental Bush Tucker Trials!  Six courses were serve
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