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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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Candlelighters Yorkshire 3 Peaks
Candlelighters Yorkshire 3 Peaks
14-06-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The early hours of Saturday 28th May saw Candlelighters supporters descend on Horton in Ribblesdale to take on the third Candlelighters Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge! Over 60 walkers set off to cover the 24 miles and 5200
Twinvision
Twinvision
10-06-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Last summer we ran an amazing project called ‘Remember with Pride’ with a animation company called Twinvision. They worked with bereaved siblings to create a Wallace and Gromit style animation film based on a cherish
A beautiful weekend for the Candlel...
A beautiful weekend for the Candlelighters family
09-05-16Our stories • Posted by Noemie Salvaudon
The sun was shining over us this weekend as events were held throughout Yorkshire and beyond! Fundraisers took part in challenges, cycling from Aberdeen to Bradford in memory of Candlelighters talking therapist Greg Vin
Candlelighters to be supported by ...
Candlelighters to be supported by  Global’s Make Some Noise
04-05-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Candlelighters has been selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries to receive funding and support through Global’s Make Some Noise. Founded in 1976 by families and medical staff, Candlelighters continues to help su
Detectamet score a goal for Candlel...
Detectamet score a goal for Candlelighters
03-05-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Since July 2014, and following a visit to Candlelighters, owners of Detectamet, Sean Smith and Angela Mousson, were determined to make a difference to our work. Detectamet, are a worldwide company, based near York, who m

Your stories

Young Fundraiser Makes a Splash for...
Young Fundraiser Makes a Splash for Candlelighters
14-06-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
When Jake Hargrave suddenly lost all of his hair last year, he made it his mission to fundraise for a children’s cancer charity. Aged 15, Jake lost all of his hair in 2015 as the result of an auto immune disorder. Whil
The American inspiration for Chemo ...
The American inspiration for Chemo Duck visits the LGI
09-06-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Written by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust L31 welcomed a very special visitor yesterday! Chemo Duck visited the ward with Gabe Sipos, the inspiration behind the Chemo Duck programme, who had flown over from America to se
A Right Royal Challenge
A Right Royal Challenge
02-06-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
What better way for the Queen to celebrate her 90th year than by racing from Leeds to Benidorm in a clapped out Jag? On 8th June “Liz and Phil”, plus entourage, set off for Benidorm from Leeds. Their challenge was 
Vista support The Candlelighters Aw...
Vista support The Candlelighters Awards
06-05-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
A Partnership to help raise awareness and recognition of children’s cancer in Yorkshire BY WILLIAM SUTTON – Director of Operations at Vista At the end of 2015 the Vista team decided that they wanted to nomin
Fundraising event sees Menston spar...
Fundraising event sees Menston sparkle for Candlelighters
29-04-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This month a fundraising evening event has seen Menston sparkle in pink for Candlelighters, raising over £2000 to support the charity’s work! Organised by Michelle Pattison, mum to 8 year old patient Owen, the
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