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Our stories

Our Company of the Month is… The Pure Technology Group!
03-12-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Our very first ‘Company of the Month’ award goes to The Pure Technology Group, who this month celebrate donating £75,000 to Candlelighters. We have been so lucky to partner with The Pure Technology Group for 5 years and are just consistently amazed at the passion, commitment and support of their whole team to help Candlelighters …
Josh Warrington Supports the Candlelighters Christmas Raffle!
29-11-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
This Christmas, IBF Featherweight World Chamption boxer, Josh Warrington, is supporting Candlelighters by offering the prize of a personal training session in our annual Christmas Raffle. Josh Warrington, who was born in Leeds, has supported Candlelighters for many years now and is delighted to be able to offer this ‘money can’t buy prize’ to the …
Welcome to Candlelighters in Your Community
22-11-19Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Candlelighters in your Community will provide the same great range of services previously offered on board the Candlelighters bus, however they will now be delivered in community spaces across Yorkshire. This new model of support will grant us the flexibility to reach more families and also the opportunity to provide more resources as we increase …

Your stories

Dad and Daughter take on Ben Nevis to raise funds for Candlelighters!
11-12-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Fearne Grant and her Dad Darren took on the ultimate challenge in July 2019 by climbing the almighty Ben Nevis in support of Candlelighters! They took on this incredible challenge to raise funds in memory of Nioni Grant. After postponing a day due to adverse weather, on the 30th July 2019 Fearne and Darren reached …
13 miles in memory of Thomas!
05-12-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Our fantastic supporter Carly rallied 35 friends and family members to take on a 13 mile walk from Saltaire to Leeds on what would have been her sons 13th birthday. Thomas, who was diagnosed in March 2011, sadly passed away aged 5 years old on the 20th April 2012 from Neuroblastoma. Carly arranged the special …
Team Rueben launches!
05-12-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Rueben’s mum very sadly passed away from cancer nearly 3 years ago at the young age of 33. Following this tragic news, on the 30th May 2019 doctors found a sizeable mass on the right hand side of Rueben’s brain which was found to be a high graded cancerous tumour. Rueben was taken for brain …
Tom Alloway and his colleagues have taken on an epic Movember in support of Candlelighters.
25-11-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Tom Alloway and his colleagues have taken on an epic Movember in support of Candlelighters. This is their story: The Team The Exams Team at the University of York is made up of myself Tom, Dan, Jacob and Adam as well as Jo our manager. We had the idea about doing Movember as a bit of …
Team George hit our screens!
19-11-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Mark Gallimore, founder of Team George, recently hit the screens of York TV alongside Chloe White one of our Community Fundraisers! Mark and his wife Helen Gallimore created Team George 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 …
Our supporters get their spook on!
12-11-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Our supporters get their spook on! Having been inspired by one of our families’ stories, Louise Byrne and her family hosted a spooktacular Halloween party in support of Candlelighters. In less than a week, Louise and her family managed to pull together lots of ghostly bakes, a yard sale and even some ghastly entertainment!! Friends, …
Our Young Fundraisers are stepping up their game!
08-11-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
In Summer 2019, Will Caygill from Skipton took on the epic ‘coast to coast’ challenge from Morecambe to Bridlington in support of Candlelighters, who supported two local children he knew, and CALM. Will smashed both his personal and fundraising target, completing the 274km route in three days by cycling for 8 hours every day! His …