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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.

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Introducing… The Candlelighte...
Introducing… The Candlelighters Awards
03-03-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This year sees the very first Candlelighters Awards, in association with Vista.  An event designed to say thank you to all the people who help Candlelighters shine more brightly. Nominations are now open and tickets
Ethan’s Easter Egg Hunt!
Ethan’s Easter Egg Hunt!
15-02-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This year Candlelighters are proud to present Ethan’s Easter Egg Hunt! 11 year old patient Ethan Wilson is known for popping into the Candlelighters clinic office to have a chat with our Community Fundraisers Chloe

Your stories

Marathon Runners to take on contine...
Marathon Runners to take on continental challenges for Candlelighters
21-03-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This April sees three runners put their best foot forward for Yorkshire families affected by childhood cancer, as they take on international marathons in support of Candlelighters. Mr Herrington, Headteacher at Bowling P
Dramatic Support Puts Families Cent...
Dramatic Support Puts Families Centre Stage
04-03-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The writers and directors of Yorkshire Mixtures 3 have donated £2000 to Candlelighters, following their sell-out run at Lawrence Batley Theatre. Two one-act plays, written by Ben Sweet and Stan Sharp, enjoyed their deb
Candlelighters sit front row at Que...
Candlelighters sit front row at Queen Mary’s School Fashion Show!
01-03-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Since taking on Candlelighters as their charity of the school year, Queen Mary’s has held a number of fundraising events including a ‘wig Wednesday’ event, autumn fayre and Christmas concerts. This Febr
Yorkshire Bears Roaring Success
Yorkshire Bears Roaring Success
17-02-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
A fantastic £800 was donated to Candlelighters this week by local group, The Yorkshire Bears, from the sale of their 2015 calendars. Candlelighters Fundraiser, Brian Curran, went along to collect the cheque, “It
Walking with Holly – 22nd April
Walking with Holly – 22nd April
17-02-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This April will see an endurance walk taking place in memory of a very special little girl, Holly Price. Sadly, in 2013, at 4 years of age, Holly lost her battle with cancer. In her name, and in support of Holly’s
Otley Beer Festival 2015
Otley Beer Festival 2015
15-02-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Last November saw ale enthusiasts descend on the 15th Otley Beer Festival, raising £1000 for Candlelighters! The annual event, which was held on 20/21 November 2015 at the Otley Rugby Club, has now raised over £70,000
Leeds Rotary Visit
Leeds Rotary Visit
08-02-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Leeds Rotary Club is one of the oldest in the country and this year celebrates 100 years of national and international community projects. To mark this special occasion, the Club is organising a glittering Gala Dinner, o
Kai’s Kilimanjaro Quest
Kai’s Kilimanjaro Quest
03-02-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
17 year old, Kai Sunley, finished chemotherapy at the end of 2015 and has set himself the challenge of conquering Kilimanjaro this year, before returning to school to do his A levels in September. He is working all the h
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