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Dortech are our April 2021 Company of the Month!
07-05-21Our stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
We are delighted to announce Dortech Architectural Systems as our Company of the Month for April! The team at Dortech have bowled us over with their enthusiasm and creativity to come up with various ways of supporting Candlelighters. Through the Dortech Doors arm of the business, they are donating £100 for each door sold in …
Eli’s Story
16-04-21Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
My name is Naomi, and I’m Eli’s Mum. I’m 27 years old. Eli was two and a half when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). He was diagnosed on the 18th of September 2019. He is now four years old, and due to finish treatment the day before his sixth birthday. At the …
Every Step of the Way…Rhian’s Story
09-04-21Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Hi everyone. We are Julie and Andy, parents to Rhian and Keeley.  Rhian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) shortly after her fifth birthday in 2015. She completed her treatment in August 2017 and was clear of cancer for 20 months. She sadly relapsed in April 2019 and then during her treatment for this …

Your stories

Supporter Spotlight – Jerome
10-06-21Your stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
We’d like to say a big big thank you to supporter Jerome who, on Saturday 29th May 2021, along with his friends Tom and Ant, completed a mammoth 85 mile bike ride from Leeds Children’s Hospital to Blackpool. Jerome said, ‘At just a four months old, my two godsons Emre and Elijah were sadly diagnosed …
Supporter Spotlight – Team Eleanor
08-06-21Your stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the incredible Eleanor and her mum, Emily. In summer 2020, ten year old Eleanor was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia and paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria, two very rare haematological disorders, requiring a bone marrow transplant. Eleanor and her mum are originally from Cambridge, but Eleanor received her bone …
Supporter Spotlight – Stacy Procter
20-05-21Your stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
We were delighted to see our volunteer and supporter Stacy was featured in the press recently for her Captain Tom 100 challenge in aid of Candlelighters! Upon hearing of the Captain Tom 100 – a fundraising challenge in memory of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore – Stacy decided to rally friends and family to …
Kingsley’s Ultra-marathon
14-05-21Your stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
Today we’d like to recognise the incredible fundraising efforts of Kingsley Dove, who will complete an intense 100-mile ultra-marathon later this year and has already raised over £2,500 for Candlelighters in support of his cousin’s son, George. George’s mum, Emma, said, ‘On 9th September 2019, I turned up at the Leeds General Infirmary A&E department, …
Supporter Spotlight – Leila-Louise
02-05-21Your stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
Today we’d like to say an enormous thank you to the amazingly selfless Leila-Louise for deciding to shave her hair to support Candlelighters and The Little Princess Trust.  Leila-Louise decided she wanted to do something to help after her best friend’s little brother, Jackson, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in July 2019. Jackson’s mum …
Ramadan Mubarak!
22-04-21Your stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
We’re now well into the holy month of #Ramadan for all our Muslim families and supporters.    Ramadan is a special time for Muslims around the world, with a focus on fasting, prayer, reflection and community. During Ramadan in 2020, one of our fabulous supporters, Shaukat Patel, set up a fundraising page to encourage his …
David’s 10k Challenge
08-04-21Your stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
Today we’d like to recognise the fabulous David Slater, who is undertaking a mammoth challenge to run 10k EVERY DAY for 10 weeks to raise funds for Candlelighters and Mind, hoping to raise an epic £10,000 to split between both charities!   David, Chief Operating Officer at The Property Buying Company, aptly began his challenge …