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Catch up on the latest Candlelighters newsletter
29-03-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
You may have seen the first bi-annual newsletter of 2017 arrive on your doorsteps recently, but if you haven’t got a copy, or fancy a browse on your computers or mobile devices, just click here! We’re now using Issuu to give our supporters a chance to read on their phones, iPads, Kindles or computers. We’ve …
Out with the old, in with the new!
28-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
It was recently announced that a new UK £1 coin will enter circulation in March 2017! This will be a brand new 12 sided coin, meaning that our usual round £1 coins will stop being accepted by shops in October this year. As this change takes place, could you donate your old £1 coins to …
February sees first ever Dads’ Group at Candlelighters
17-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The second weekend of February was an important one for Candlelighters’ Family Support team, as it marked the gathering of the first ever dads’ support group! Since the opening of The Square (our Family Support Centre, based in Leeds) in February 2015, we have organised regular activities for the groups, which have traditionally spanned from …
Candlelighters invest over £94K in Neuroblastoma research in 2017
16-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
  We are pleased to say that, in 2017, we have been able to fund a year of research into Neuroblastoma, a form of children’s cancer. The title of the research, which started on 1st January 2017, is: ‘Targeting the heterogeneity of Neuroblastoma cells in the bone marrow to improve outcomes.’ The majority of the £94,932 funding was donated …

Your stories

Team George take on mighty 6 Peak Challenge
10-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Last year, Mark Gallimore embarked on a year of seven challenges to mark the end of his son George’s treatment for leukaemia. This year, Mark is continuing his dedication to Candlelighters. Not only did he take up the role as the Chairperson of York Candlelighters group at the end of 2016, but he also started …
Redmayne-Bentley: “Fundraisers blaze a trail for Candlelighters”
10-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Redmayne-Bentley, one of the UK’s largest independent stockbrokers, share their story of support for Candlelighters: Pink will be the colour in 2017 when the Leeds branch of Redmayne-Bentley takes on challenges ranging from beard shaves and bake sales to an inflatable obstacle course, all to raise money for Yorkshire children affected by cancer. The investment management …
Family’s Skydive for Milly’s would-be 25th Birthday
07-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Jim Smith, along with his mum Laura and dad Trevor, will be embarking on an incredible Skydive on 12th August 2017 to commemorate the day that his sister Milly would have turned 25. Milly passed away 20 years ago after battling cancer, and was supported by Candlelighters all those years ago. Speaking of Milly’s treatment, Jim kindly noted: …
Candlelighters Memory: Keith and the Bradford Marathon, 1982
06-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
“It was 1982 and I had decided to attempt the Bradford Marathon. In our village there was a family who had a young son who was ill with cancer. The children’s cancer unit at Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds were to open a new bone marrow transplant department and he was scheduled to be one of the first to …
Enact Throw Support Behind Candlelighters
28-02-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Enact, a specialist legal firm based in Leeds, have certainly grasped the mettle and started their fundraising with a bang. As well as organising a regular quiz after work they have many more fundraising plans. Their first quiz has raised £347 and a great time was had by all. There has been even more fundraising on …
Leeds fans are Marching on Together for Candlelighters
07-02-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Sean Etherington, and the team at his regular, the Hope Inn Pub, who are helping run a charity event partially in aid of Candlelighters. All the proceeds will be split equally between Candlelighters and Sean’s friend Mark, to support him while he is unable to work due to …