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Candlelighters invites companies to...
Candlelighters invites companies to make a difference in 2018
11-01-18Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Candlelighters are currently on the hunt for Corporate companies who would like to support Candlelighters in 2018. Brian Curran, Corporate Fundraiser at Candlelighters, said, “Our corporate supporters get involved
The Candlelighters Cottage Update &...
The Candlelighters Cottage Update – January 2018
10-01-18Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
To start 2018, Candlelighters would like to provide supporters with an update about the progress and fundraising for the Candlelighters Cottage project. Currently, The Candlelighters Cottage is uninhabitable and needs co

Your stories

Tom’s Scooter Ride
Tom’s Scooter Ride
22-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Eleven year old Tom Dixon from Norton is planning a mammoth scooter ride, to raise funds for Candlelighters after we supported one of his family members. Tom said, “I am riding my scooter from Malton to Staxton (ab
Glampfest
Glampfest
21-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Back by popular demand, Glampfest is a weekend family festival organised by Yorkshire company Glawning. Celebrating all things glamping, it promises to be a weekend to remember for anyone who loves camping in style from
Cushion Company, Donna Wilson, dona...
Cushion Company, Donna Wilson, donate beautiful soft furnishings to the Candlelighters Cottage Campaign
21-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
London based design company, Donna Wilson, have kindly donated some of their UK-made lambs wool and cotton cushions to be used in the refurbishment of the Candlelighters Cottage. Since 2003, Donna and colleagues have bee
Charlie’s skydive marking six...
Charlie’s skydive marking sixteen years of support
09-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Charlie Snell, now aged 17 was diagnosed with Congenital Neutropenia, aged two and has been receiving annual bone marrow biopsies and blood tests under the care of Professor Kinsey at Leeds Children’s Hospital ever
A year of challenges for Candleligh...
A year of challenges for Candlelighters
05-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Layla Wray and Max Dalby from Harrogate are in their own words, “raising money for the amazing Candlelighters charity who support children with cancer in Yorkshire” One challenge is not enough for these two,
Tremendous trio raise an incredible...
Tremendous trio raise an incredible £14,811.83 for Candlelighters
29-01-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Young friends Freddie, Charlotte and Tom have raised an incredible £14,811.83  for Candlelighters in an epic challenge event held over the Christmas period. After their friend Elliott was diagnosed with an incurable tu
South Leeds Beaver supports Candlel...
South Leeds Beaver supports Candlelighters to gain Youth Commisoners Challenge badge
24-01-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
AJ, a member of the 8th South Leeds (Carlton) Beavers, has recently been the recipient of the first Youth Commissioners Challenge badge. AJ was keen to support Candlelighters through the scouts after we supported his fam
Running for Skye
Running for Skye
19-01-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
In 2015 Skye Sutcliffe sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer. Since then, her family have been dedicated to raising funds for Candlelighters through various events. Skye’s mum, Amie said, “Candlel
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