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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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Singing for International Childhood...
Singing for International Childhood Cancer Day
01-02-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This year, children around the world are being invited to raise their voices and join a global effort to raise awareness of childhood cancer through the recording of new single “We Are One”. This exciting project has
Dean’s Garden Centre raise ov...
Dean’s Garden Centre raise over £22k for charities
27-01-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We were delighted to attend a very special cheque presentation to recognise Dean’s Garden Centre‘s support throughout 2015. With just two sites this family run business raised a remarkable £22,029.70 for the
Proud to work with Your Natural Hab...
Proud to work with Your Natural Habitat
13-01-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Late last year we were contacted by the team at Your Natural Habitat, a local online estate agency developed by James Scott and Oliver Naylor. The team there were keen to find a way to support Candlelighters and have de

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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
Amazing Hair Raising Ruby!
Amazing Hair Raising Ruby!
02-02-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Ruby Kersley, aged 7, has been asking friends and family to sponsor her for having her hair cut short, and has raised a phenomenal £454 for Candlelighters!! Mum, Joanne, said “We are so proud of Ruby. She was ver
Gilly and Max on the road again!
Gilly and Max on the road again!
28-01-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Gilly Wight will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime in February, when she runs from Otley to Cambridge (160 miles) and then takes part in the Cambridge Half Marathon. Accompanied by her faithful four legged friend
Outwood Computer Club 50’s Night
Outwood Computer Club 50’s Night
25-01-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Outwood Computer Club who came by to drop this cheque for £1033 in at the clinic office! This is the second time that the members have organised an event for Candlelighters, a
Christmas Cups for Candlelighters
Christmas Cups for Candlelighters
15-01-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This Christmas saw Riverside Primary School pupils in Tadcaster get crafty for Candlelighters.  Speaking about the school’s Christmas fundraising, headteacher Ian Yapp says: “Inspired by our ever active Scho
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