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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 …
The Candlelighters Christmas Raffle 2017 – WINNERS
15-12-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
This morning, the Lord Mayor of Leeds drew the winners of the Candlelighters Christmas Raffle. We are delighted to have raised an amazing £11,186 this year, an amazing amount of money which is going to make a huge difference to families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire. Below is the list of winning ticket numbers. Star …
Giving Tuesday Give Aways
01-12-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
This year, to say thank you to all our wonderful supporters, Candlelighters will be running a competition every Tuesday from the 28th November for four weeks. This is all part of celebrating #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is said to be a global day of giving fuelled by the power of social media and collaboration. Giving Tuesday …

Your stories

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 …
Young supporter buys virtual Christmas gifts with pocket money
12-12-17Uncategorised • Posted by Lucy Brown
After Candlelighters launched their range of Virtual Gifts, we were surprised to hear that one of the first people to make their festive purchase from our online shop was from eight-year-old Sam Hunter from Batley. After a chat with Sam’s mum, Corinne, it came to light that Sam had saved up all his pocket money, …
York Trusted Professionals hold their annual charity dinner
30-11-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On the 9th December, Corporate supporters, York Trusted Professionals will be holding their annual Christmas Charity Ball and Auction. They are aiming to raise as much money as possible for Candlelighters as we are their chosen 2017 Charity Partner. Last year they sold out, and this year we should do to. 118 tickets have already …
Harrogate Candlelighters take part in luxury Christmas Fair
23-11-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Support group, Harrogate Candlelighters, will be at a Christmas Fair at Ripley Castle this weekend (Thursday 23rd – 26th November) It is an indoor festive fair in a luxury heated marquee set in the historic grounds of Ripley Castle. The fair will feature 155 top companies selling everything you could possibly want for your family …