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Candlelighters hosts marvellous May...
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

Your stories

Inspirational open water swimmer ha...
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 2
Pig and Pastry raise over £20,000 ...
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 “
Epic Tri-Challenge for Candlelighte...
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.
Bean Bag Bazaar donate soft furnish...
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, a company who have recently donated bean bags, cushions and other soft furnishings to Candlelighters. BeanBagBazaar is a family business, base
Running for Skye raises £1200
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 w
Paul puts his feet up, and we raise...
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
Brother’s bunny hop their way...
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
Lights4Fun make Candlelighters Cott...
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 th
Friends fundraise for Candlelighter...
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
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