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Lights4Fun make Candlelighters Cottage twinkle!
01-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Harrogate based company, Lights4Fun have recently donated some battery powered Candles and outdoor festoon lights to the Candlelighters Cottage Campaign. Lights4Fun was set up in 2003 after a small idea proposed round the kitchen table became a reality. The company offer a diverse and stylish collection of decorative lighting for everyone. In 2004, the company were …
Friends fundraise for Candlelighters
26-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Andrew and James at Alpha Engineering (Selby) ltd wanted to raise money for Candlelighters because they felt it we are a fantastic charity who support so many families across the Yorkshire area. James was willing to do a head shave and Andrew had lots of contacts through friends and family to help him raise money …
Tom’s Scooter Ride
22-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Eleven year old Tom Dixon from Norton is planning a mammoth scooter ride, to raise funds for Candlelighters after we supported one of his family members. Tom said, “I am riding my scooter from Malton to Staxton (about 15 miles) on Saturday 17th March because I wish to support this amazing charity. My second cousin …
Glampfest
21-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Back by popular demand, Glampfest is a weekend family festival organised by Yorkshire company Glawning. Celebrating all things glamping, it promises to be a weekend to remember for anyone who loves camping in style from 18th to the 20th May. Glampfest is a non profit event located just outside the beautiful North Yorkshire Village of …
Cushion Company, Donna Wilson, donate beautiful soft furnishings to the Candlelighters Cottage Campaign
21-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
London based design company, Donna Wilson, have kindly donated some of their UK-made lambs wool and cotton cushions to be used in the refurbishment of the Candlelighters Cottage. Since 2003, Donna and colleagues have been creating colourful, patterned home furnishing made from lamb’s wool that is spun, dyed and knitted in Scotland before making its …
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 Helena Fewkes
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, …