News

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.

Our stories

We’re recruiting an Applied Health Researcher!
07-10-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We’re delighted to be recruiting an Applied Health Researcher here at Candlelighters. Find out about the role here: Job Spec – Applied Health Researcher Oct 16 – jobs
Global Makes Noise for Candlelighters
30-09-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
On Friday 7th October all of Global’s radio stations, including Heart and Capital FM, will be asking their listeners and friends in the music and entertainment industry to make some noise for charity – and they want you to join in too! Global are asking everyone to dress loud for the day, to help change …
Crafthouse auction Executive Chef to support Candlelighters
30-09-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Crafthouse restaurant in Leeds are kindly auctioning their Executive Chef to raise funds for Candlelighters.   The team at Crafthouse are offering you the chance to host your very own dinner party, ran by their Executive Chef Lee Murdoch and his team. The dinner is designed to cater for up to eight people and will …
The Candlelighters Awards….and the winners are….
30-09-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Friday 9th September 2016 saw the inaugural Candlelighters Awards, to celebrate the people who help us shine brighter. It was a fantastic emotive afternoon, hosted by Emmerdale’s Matt Wolfenden, bursting with fantastic stories of how our supporters have tirelessly trekked, climbed, run, collected, volunteered and gone above and beyond for Candlelighters in 2015/6. As Chair …

Your stories

No shaving in 2016 for fundraising ex-rugby star Craig Wright
30-09-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Candlelighters are being supported throughout 2016 by former rugby player, Craig Wright (a.k.a. Wrighty), who isn’t shaving his head or beard for the entire year! Craig’s desire to support Candlelighters stems from his son’s diagnosis of Burkitts Lymphoma in 2008 at the age of 12. Speaking of Andrew’s treatment and time with Candlelighters, Craig said: …
Be inspired by Joanne’s incredible South East Asia cycle challenge
30-09-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Candlelighters supporter Joanne Richardson will be taking her cycling to another continent this November when she cycles from Vietnam to Cambodia. She spoke to Candlelighters earlier this month to describe the challenge and explain why she chose to support the charity.   Speaking to Candlelighters, Joanne said: “I am flying out to Ho Chi Minh …
Team Guy runs the Great North Run and cycles 80 miles home in his loving memory
07-09-16Your stories • Posted by Noemie Salvaudon
On Sunday 11 September, James Metcalfe will be leading a team of 27 in the Great North Run in memory of his 4-year old son, Guy. Guy was diagnosed with leaukaemia in 2014, and sadly died on October 02 2015; he would have been 5 on the 14th of that month. His dad, James, will be …
Be inspired by Broad Gate’s office fundraising
25-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Corporate backing is absolutely key to helping Candlelighters support families across Yorkshire facing children’s cancer and we were delighted to receive a donation of £500 this week from the staff at Broad Gate offices in Leeds. The participants at Broad Gate showed that fundraising is a fantastic way to bond as a team and have …
Thixendale rapeseed oil team grease the joints for charity run
23-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Thixendale rapeseed oil team grease the joints for charity run   A trio from a Yorkshire Wolds rapeseed oil business are hoping to be raising more than just their heart rates when they tackle the Great North Run next month.   Spurred on after witnessing a child close to them battle through cancer, Adam Palmer …
Huge success at Sherburn Aero Club Children’s Day
18-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Thank you to the Sherburn Aero Club who recently held a Children’s Day for Candlelighters families currently on treatment. Pilots, club staff members and even neighbouring businesses got involved and dedicated their time for free to the cause. Julia Lillywhite, from Sherburn Aero Club, said: “We absolutely love putting on this day for all the …