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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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The Boy Who Inspired The Beach Boys...
The Boy Who Inspired The Beach Boys!
18-12-15Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Candlelighters are very excited to announce that this Christmas, Al Jardine of the Beach Boys has released festive tune “Hurry Up, Hurry Up, Santa Claus”, to raise funds for Candlelighters, following the diagnosis of
16-12-15Our stories • Posted by Noemie Salvaudon
On Saturday 14 November, Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire led a group of brave souls on a crunching challenging: walking on broken glass for children with cancer. Taking place at DIG, York, the event raised £5,000 for Candlelig
Teeing Off for Candlelighters
Teeing Off for Candlelighters
08-12-15Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Generous Senior Section members from Howley Hall Golf Club, near Morley, were inspired to fundraise for Candlelighters after reading a Yorkshire Post feature about fellow member, Gerard Boitelle, whose family has been im
Families Christmas Party
Families Christmas Party
04-12-15Our stories • Posted by Noemie Salvaudon
The Candlelighters Families Christmas Party took place at the Royal Armouries on Sunday 29 November, and was attended by over 100 families. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this such a wonderful event!
Candlelighters Annual Raffle 2015
Candlelighters Annual Raffle 2015
03-12-15Our stories • Posted by Noemie Salvaudon
The raffle was drawn at the Royal Armouries on Sunday 29 November.   And the winners are… 1st prize, donated by The Coniston Hotel – ticket 71338 2nd prize, donated by CallCredit – ticket 17972 3rd pri

Your stories

Year 6 pupils won’t take a br...
Year 6 pupils won’t take a break from fundraising!
04-01-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
  Two year 6 pupils at Shibden Head Primary Academy have been working hard through their school break times to raise funds for Candlelighters.  Pupils Jasmine and Madeline have been selling loom bands, books, games
Scouting for Gifts
Scouting for Gifts
23-12-15Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We were delighted to meet Kieran & Elliot from Adel Methodist Scout Group today, when they brought in Christmas gifts for our LGI families. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, we are literally bursting a
A Candlelighters Christmas Tree
A Candlelighters Christmas Tree
23-12-15Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This Christmas, Merlin Top Primary pupils took the opportunity to think of those facing tough challenges over the festive period by staging a Christmas Tree festival. Selecting and researching charities, the young pupils
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bell Rock
21-12-15Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Over £1100 was raised for Candlelighters in a rousing Christmas concert by “Rock Up and Sing”,  at Leeds Town Hall on December 13th. The 300-strong choir raised the roof with rock and pop classics, and had
The force is with this fundraiser
The force is with this fundraiser
01-12-15Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
October 2015 saw a Stormtrooper (a.k.a fundraiser David White) take on the Great South Run to raise funds for Candlelighters and RNRMC! Not shy of taking on a challenge, David decided to run the course whilst in a full
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