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We would love to share some of your stories whether they are about personal experiences on treatment, in fundraising, or anything else you would like to share. Send your stories and photos to info@candlelighters.org.uk. © Karen Turner Photography, header image.

Our stories

Cottage magically comes to life!
11-10-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
A children’s book, launched last night, has been written to thrill and comfort children staying at the new Candlelighters Cottage, a home from home provision provided by the charity to enable families to be able to stay together when their child is an in-patient receiving treatment for cancer at Leeds Children’s Hospital. The book was …
Art work brings “Hope” to Cottage garden
08-10-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
A new art installation has been revealed in the garden at the Candlelighters Cottage for families staying at the home from home accommodation to enjoy. The cottage will enable families to stay together when their child is being treated at Leeds Children’s Hospital for cancer. The artwork is aptly titled “Hope”; made from steel the …
CCAM 2018: Summary
28-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
As September comes to an end, so does Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some of the amazing things people have been doing this CCAM to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters. Clare and Natalie went to London to visit parliament to discuss awareness around early diagnosis, signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. We held …
Candlelighters Cottage Official Opening
24-09-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
The Candlelighters Cottage, a new home from home accommodation to be provided by the charity for families with a child as an inpatient being treated for cancer at Leeds Children’s Hospital, officially opened last week. Margaret Ingram, CEO of The Kentown Wizard Foundation, cut the ribbon after everyone was welcomed by the charity’s Chair of …
Apprenticeship Opportunities
21-09-18Our stories • Posted by Jen Aspinall
Candlelighters often has apprenticeship opportunities for aspiring young individuals to join our dedicated team where they can develop their skills and experience in a supported environment whilst working for a great cause. This page will be updated with the latest opportunities as they become available.
Introducing the Nominees: Fundraiser of the Year
14-09-18Our stories • Posted by Jen Aspinall
We are delighted to introduce the shortlisted nominees for our Fundraiser of the Year award. As Candlelighters do not receive any government funding we rely on amazing fundraisers to continue doing what we do. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted for an award, you are all amazing! Andrew Taylor is a key part of Team …
Introducing the Nominees: Company of The Year!
07-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Eco Integrated Property Solutions   The company contacted us to offer their services to support the Cottage project. Managing Director, Andrew Walker explained that we had supported him and his family when his son was diagnosed with cancer ten years previously. The team have undertaken the entire project management work for the Cottage, saving tens …

Your stories

I’m a Gecko Get Me Out of Here!
05-10-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
On 7th September, our wonderful supporters Gecko had a staff BBQ and social at their premises in Yeadon.  To add a fundraising element, they decided to hold interdepartmental Bush Tucker Trials!  Six courses were served to participants for each of the four teams, including “Locust Linguine”, “Buffalo Worm Salad”, and last but not least, “Bug-ble …
Give a Gift Raises £6000 by Climbing Mount Snowdon for Candlelighters
20-09-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Last weekend 29 people challenged themselves to climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon in order to raise money to support children with cancer in Yorkshire. Together they have raised over £6000 in support of Candlelighters, who support children and families in Yorkshire affected by childhood cancer.   Rifhat Malik, from Give a Gift said …
A fantastic week of Fundraising for Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies!
19-09-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
This week (Monday 17th – Friday 21st September), Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies are holding a Charity Trade Week to raise money for us! They have organised a bumper week of fundraising at all 7 of their stores across Yorkshire, and activities will include a raffle with fantastic with prizes ranging from wine to an …