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Our stories

Candlelighters funded research – latest update
11-06-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue. It most frequently starts from one of the adrenal glands, but can also develop in the neck, chest, abdomen, or spine. In the UK, 100 children are newly diagnosed with neuroblastoma every year. Candlelighters have funded research over the last year …
Cottage Children’s Book
29-05-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
We have had a wonderful book written by children’s author, Donna Iliffe-Pollard, for children staying at the Candlelighters Cottage. Donna has donated her time and writing skills to create something that will make a lasting difference… We want to ensure that children feel safe and comfortable when staying with us. What better way to do this …
The Kentown Wizard Foundation provide incredible boost for Candlelighters Cottage Fund. The Kentown Wizard Foundation provide incredible boost for Candlelighters Cottage Fund.
18-04-18Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Back in September, The Kentown Wizard Foundation announced that they would match fund up to £250,000 towards the Candlelighters Cottage project, meaning that every penny raised by supporters would be doubled. The Cottage Campaign, to raise half a million pounds, was launched in May this year by the Lord Mayor of Leeds and will fund …

Your stories

Fundraising in memory of Maci raises £17,000!
11-06-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Family and friends of Maci Craddock have recently raised over £17,000 in her memory. They held a charity auction evening filled with live music at Ponderosa’s Lakeside Restaurant in March, in aid of Candlelighters, Ward 52 at Leeds Children’s Hospital and Forget Me Not Hospice. Maci Craddock was diagnosed with a brain tumour while on …
Skipton Fire Station fundraise in support of local boy, William
25-05-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On 31st March Skipton Fire Station held an open day in order to raise money for Candlelighters in support of a local Skipton boy, William Bramley. The team from the station were overwhelmed by the support of all the people who attended on the day and managed to raise an incredible £4000! William, who is …
700 miles in 7 days to support children with cancer
24-05-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Two Men Are Raising Money For Families Across Bradford With Children Being Treated For Cancer. Mike and Andy are raising money for Candlelighters by cycling from Bradford to Hull, then Rotterdam and on to Arnhem and then Hamm in Germany, they will also be riding to the Mohne Dam and Wewelsburg Castle and Bach! This …
Printing company goes pink and purple to fight childhood cancer
23-05-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On the 18th May, York based printing company, Inc Dot held a cake and coffee morning to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer. Managing director of the company, Nick Turnbull, also pledged to dye his hair bright pink to match the Candlelighters colours, giving their fundraiser that extra wacky edge! At the age of …
Porsche specialists continue to support Candlelighters
13-04-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Leeds based Porsche specialists, Strasse, continued their successful fundraising efforts at a recent Porsche Festival at Lotherton Hall. Thousands of people turned up to admire hundreds of Porsche’s that were participating in the event. A huge raffle, as well as donations from stall holders and The Porsche Club of Great Britain helped raise £4500. Lindsay …
Inspirational open water swimmer has her book published and 200,000 followers reading her blog!
06-04-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Jacqui Hargrave from Knaresborough has supported Candlelighters for many years, attending balls and events held by the Harrogate Candlelighters, who are a group of volunteers who raise funds for the charity. In January 2017 Jacqui had surgery on both of her feet that left her unable to walk further than the kettle and back, for …
Pig and Pastry raise over £20,000 for Candlelighters
06-04-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
The Pig & Pastry on Bishopthorpe Road, York was established in 2008 by Julia and Steve Holding. It is a family run, neighbourhood café with a fun, buzzy atmosphere, full of delightful treats and named one of the “Best places to eat in York” by BBC Good Food magazine in 2017. The menu includes breakfast, …