Kathy takes on her 3rd Marathon!

Why are you running for Candlelighters? I am running the marathon to raise money and awareness for Candlelighters an amazing charity who have made a difference to our life's over the last 18 months and will continue to do so. I am ashamed to say that before Binky (Grace), was diagnosed in April 2017 I had no idea Candlelighters existed, I had no idea of the work they do and how incredible they are and how important they are in the life's of oncology families. Have you done a marathon before? London will be my 3rd marathon, I have completed the Yorkshire Marathon twice. What are you most excited about? Are you nervous? I'm excited and nervous at the same time to be heading to London, excited to be part of such a prestigious event, but also nervous as its huge!! Biggest running achievement... The finish line!!!! What is your favourite post-run snack? Post run snack.. Does a pint of lager count? What fundraising plans do you have? When I started running in 2015 It was because I fancied doing the Great North Run... I was laughed at... I'm not a runner and the wrong side of 40!! Anyway that made me more determined and that year I completed my first GNR, then the Yorkshire Marathon the year after!! I've always raised money for my runs, for various charities, but now I run for charities that have helped us. What top tips do you have for anyone else who wants to take on a long distance run? Yes it's hard work running all those miles but it's nothing in comparison to what our children go through during their treatment. I have a choice to run or not, our children have no choice and that's what I think about when it gets tough and various body parts start hurting, our children. So to answer the question, if I can do it anyone can. Kathy    

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Yorkshire turns PINK for Candlelighters – a week to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer!
24-07-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Between the 10th and 16th June, Yorkshire “Pinked It Up” in many different fun and exciting ways to raise funds and awareness of the support they give to families affected by Childhood Cancer across Yorkshire. This June was the launch of #PINKITUP week for Yorkshire based Children’s Charity Candlelighters. Their aim was to turn Yorkshire …
23-07-19Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
To our families and supporters. Please read below… and take time to fill in the online consultation survey. NHS England has launched a 60-day consultation to seek views on proposed changes to children’s cancer services. The aim of the service specifications is to improve the outcomes and experience of children and young people with cancer. …
Invictus Active launch charity donation initiative!
11-07-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Select us to receive a donation from Invictus Active! Invictus Active, one of the leading mobility equipment retailers in the UK, have recently launched a charity donation initiative where similar to the Amazon Smile scheme charities receive donations each time a customer places an order. It is a simple process where any customer after purchasing …
Deadline looms for 2019 Great North Run entries!
27-06-19Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
  Childhood cancer charity, Candlelighters, are calling on the generous people of Yorkshire to register to run this year’s Great North Run before the registration deadline of 28 June. In 2018, 54 people took part in what is the world’s largest half marathon in support of Candlelighters, including Chloe Cross of Sky Betting & Gaming. …
Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire PINK with their new #PINKITUP campaign for 2019!
16-05-19Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire PINK with their new #PINKITUP campaign for 2019! Can you help us #PINKITUP to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters? Will you, #BEPINK, #EATPINK, #DRINKPINK to raise vital funds for Yorkshire charity Candlelighters? This June, Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire pink! Whether that’s wearing pink, …
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters!
15-04-19Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters! Team Bramhope was formed by Tariq Qadeer, the owner of the Village Newsagents in Bramhope, by encouraging his customers and friends in the village to come together for charity. As their enthusiasm and passion grew, the word spread and so did the team. In 2018 one of their …

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Bedale High School Students Take on the Ultimate Coast to Coast Cycle Ride!
25-07-19Your stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
Bedale High School Students Take on the Ultimate Coast to Coast Cycle Ride (50 ) Students, Arnside to Scarborough, 3 days!!! On the 9th July 2019 Mr Sellers and 50 students along with family members took on the 150 mile journey from Arnside to Scarborough in aid of Candlelighter’s. Their fundraising inspiration came from one …
Just when we thought the challenges were hard enough, Team George continue to ramp it up!!
15-07-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Team George was founded by Mark and Helen 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 said. Team George is made up of an amazing group of friends who spend …
A woofly success for furry friends and human ones too in aid of Candlelighters!
11-07-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
On Sunday 23rd June, Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters took over the Riverside Gardens in Ilkley for a day of fun including a 2.5km sponsored dog walk around the beautiful sights of the River Wharfe! It was a barking success, with over 30 dogs signing up ahead of the day and 20 more coming …
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters 
25-03-19Your stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
Team Bramhope was formed by Tariq Qadeer, the owner of the Village Newsagents in Bramhope, by encouraging his customers and friends in the village to come together for charity. As their enthusiasm and passion grew, the word spread and so did the team. In 2018 one of their members Andy Taylor decided to add a …