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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.

Our stories

Company of the Month… Adviser Plus
05-05-20Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Adviser Plus continue brilliant fundraising efforts to support Candlelighters Covid-19 Appeal!  Adviser Plus have been avid supporters of Candlelighters since 2018 and have taken on many fundraising activities including Pink It Up, the Great North Run, an Easter Hunt, selling raffle tickets and a tuck shop in the office! The impact of Covid-19 has had …
Something’s coming… 
01-05-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
 Something’s coming…  Behind the scenes at Candlelighters, we’ve been working on a little something to show the world how we are keeping our candle burning and supporting families during these darkest of times. Tune in on Monday 4th May at 6pm, for the exciting LIVE Premiere of our brand NEW film! ? Please help us to …
Thank You to The Susie P Foundation
23-04-20Our stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
Last week, we received the incredible news that Candlelighters has been generously awarded a grant of £11,400 from The Susie P Foundation. The grant will enable Candlelighters to provide three months of adapted family support services to ten families being affected by COVID-19, including 1:1 virtual talking therapies for both adults and children and weekly …
The 2.6 Challenge
22-04-20Our stories • Posted by Gaby Stead
We’re thrilled to be part of The 2.6 Challenge- a campaign put together by organisers of some of the biggest mass-participation events, including the London Marathon!! The premise is easy; take part in a challenge which revolves around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and fundraise or donate to Candlelighters, helping us to support our families …
Colour in Champ!
Colour In Champ 1
08-04-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Stuck what to do over the Easter weekend?  Why not Colour In Champ?   We would absolutely LOVE to see your creations! Go wild! Draw Champ in the jungle, place him under a rainbow  or paint him on an Easter egg? Whatever you choose to do, make sure you send in your creations to marketing@candlelighters.org.uk and we’ll pop …
Candlelighters Big Night In!
25-03-20Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Can you have a #CandlelightersBigNightIn? In such unprecedented times, families across the UK are facing challenges like never before, but for families affected by childhood cancer whose lives have already been turned upside down, COVID-19 is making life more difficult than ever. The Candlelighters Big Night In is just one way to help fill our …
COVID-19 Important Update for our Volunteers
20-03-20Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
To our wonderful volunteers, In these challenging times, we wanted to give you an update about Candlelighters and your volunteering, and take a moment to thank you for your amazing support. Candlelighters absolutely couldn’t function without you and we can’t tell you enough how much you mean to us! As we’re sure you will understand, …
COVID-19 Important Update for our Supporters
18-03-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
To our supporters, given the current circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic we need you now more than ever. We are already seeing a decrease in our fundraising support, which is likely to continue or even worsen over the next few months. It costs £5,000 a day to run the charity and bring light and hope …
COVID-19: Important Update for our Families
18-03-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
In light of the latest guidance issued by the government regarding COVID-19 we want to provide our families and supporters with essential information regarding how Candlelighters is dealing with the situation. Currently we are highly alert and following advice given by Public Health England and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG). To protect our families, …

Your stories

Hair today, gone tomorrow!
03-03-20Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
  Brave Nick and daughter Hetty shaved their heads for Candlelighters on Monday 2nd March, read their story below! ‘Hi… Our family, like so many, is blighted by cancer. Half of us suffer with it, some of us die from it and the rest watch helplessly… We need to do more, we want to make …