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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 in a number of ways including sponsorship, participation in events, raising awareness and volunteering.  Every partnership is different and we will always try and meet our …
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 completely stripping back. Amongst other things, the property is going to require a new roof, re-wiring of electrics, a new plumbing and heating system, damp …

Your stories

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 since. Charlie turns 18 in July and will be moving from Leeds Children’s Hospital, to The Queens Centre in Castle Hill, …
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, they are taking on a whole year of extreme challenges including at least one every single month in 2018 Laylay said, …
Social Group Undertake Super Fundraising
03-02-18Your stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
The De La Pole Social Group in Hull have been fundraising in memory of Jason Stamp. They have shown some true community spirit, undertaking various activities. We were delighted to attend their cheque presentation evening where we were made to feel very welcome. We were amazed when they revealed they had raised £6500 for Candlelighters! …
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 tumour in September 2014, the trio were quick to get together and find a way to raise some money for Candlelighters. Before Elliott’s …
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 family when his brother was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in August 2017. He approached Haribo in Pontefract, Foxes Biscuits, …
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, “Candlelighters do so much for families, there is always someone to chat to and they make you feel more comfortable and bring a …
Marvellous Mark completes another year of challenges and looks forward to more in 2018
09-01-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Mark Gallimore, a supporter from York, has gone above and beyond for Candlelighters since his son, George completed his 3-year long treatment for Leukemia. Since 2014, Mark has pounded the pavements and smashed the summits, conquering amazing 292 miles in total. In 2017, he took part in four 10K’s, The Great North Run, The Yorkshire …
IVY HARLEQUIN NECKLACE SUPPORTS CANDLELIGHTERS
21-12-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Ogden Harrogate are delighted with the results of our partnership with The Ivy Harrogate, for whom we were asked to design an exclusive Ivy-inspired necklace. This beautiful item, the Ivy Harlequin Necklace was recently auctioned to raise money for the Harrogate Candlelighters Charity at their Après Ski Party, Ripley Castle. The Ivy worked closely with …