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Candlelighters hosts marvellous Mayoral Soiree to raise awareness of childhood cancer
16-03-18Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Candlelighters were delighted to host a successful Mayoral Soiree at our family support centre, The Square, on Wednesday 14th March, Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Council Chairs form across all of Yorkshire were welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Jane Dowson. She explained to our esteemed guests, “Candlelighters may be based in Leeds but …

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Epic Tri-Challenge for Candlelighters
03-04-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Darren Grant and Shaun Wilson from York have set themselves a huge, rather unique ‘Tri-Challenge’ to raise funds for Candlelighters. They did their first ‘Tri-Challenge’ last June and raised an incredible £1469.50 in memory of Nioni Grant, Darren’s niece, who sadly lost her life to Leukaemia in January 2016. In June this year they will …
Bean Bag Bazaar donate soft furnishings to Candlelighters
08-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Candlelighters would like to say a huge thank you to www.beanbagbazaar.co.uk, a company who have recently donated bean bags, cushions and other soft furnishings to Candlelighters. BeanBagBazaar is a family business, based in Northumberland and is home to the UK’s widest range of high quality bean bags. They pride themselves on  being bean bag experts …
Running for Skye raises £1200
07-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On the 11th Feburary 2018, family and friends of Skye Sutcliffe brought the community of Middleton together and held their 4th annual Running for Skye, A 5KM family fun run, at Middleton Park in memory of Sky Sutcliffe who sadly passed away after battling with a rare form of cancer known as Biphenotypic Leukaemia. This …
Paul puts his feet up, and we raise a glass to the landlord who has supported Candlelighters for 30 years
05-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Paul Horsman, aged 72, is retiring as the landlord of the York Inn Pub in Easingwold after more than 30 years. During this time, he has raised over £40,000 for Candlelighters. His customers, old and new, raised a glass for him at the pub on Saturday 17th February to wish him well. The leaving party …
Brother’s bunny hop their way to raising over £1000 for Candlelighters
01-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Brothers, Mason aged six and Alfie aged three will be taking part in the  Bunny Hop event in March to raise money for Candlelighters. Around six months ago, Alfie was sadly diagnosed with Retinoblastoma which is a rare form of cancer affecting the tissue of the eye. Since then, Candlelighters have supported the family and …
Lights4Fun make Candlelighters Cottage twinkle!
01-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Harrogate based company, Lights4Fun have recently donated some battery powered Candles and outdoor festoon lights to the Candlelighters Cottage Campaign. Lights4Fun was set up in 2003 after a small idea proposed round the kitchen table became a reality. The company offer a diverse and stylish collection of decorative lighting for everyone. In 2004, the company were …
Friends fundraise for Candlelighters
26-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Andrew and James at Alpha Engineering (Selby) ltd wanted to raise money for Candlelighters because they felt it we are a fantastic charity who support so many families across the Yorkshire area. James was willing to do a head shave and Andrew had lots of contacts through friends and family to help him raise money …
Tom’s Scooter Ride
22-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Eleven year old Tom Dixon from Norton is planning a mammoth scooter ride, to raise funds for Candlelighters after we supported one of his family members. Tom said, “I am riding my scooter from Malton to Staxton (about 15 miles) on Saturday 17th March because I wish to support this amazing charity. My second cousin …
Glampfest
21-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Back by popular demand, Glampfest is a weekend family festival organised by Yorkshire company Glawning. Celebrating all things glamping, it promises to be a weekend to remember for anyone who loves camping in style from 18th to the 20th May. Glampfest is a non profit event located just outside the beautiful North Yorkshire Village of …