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The Leeds Lunch Trail
The Leeds Lunch Trail
25-09-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Why not get involved with Leeds Lunch Trail!? It is a pop-up charity food event raising money for Candlelighters which gives you a weeks worth of lunchtime offers in return for a donation. Take part in Leeds Lunch Trail
Foundation boost for Candlelighters...
Foundation boost for Candlelighters Cottage!
19-09-17Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
We’re excited to announce that the Candlelighters Cottage Campaign has been given a huge boost by The Kentown Wizard Foundation who will match fund all monies raised for the project up to £250,000! The Cottage Campaig
Candlelighters to benefit from Bank...
Candlelighters to benefit from Bank of England £10 note auction
07-09-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
In October, the Bank of England is issuing the new £10 notes, auctioning a number of the new notes with significant serial numbers. Candlelighters are delighted to have been chosen as one of three charities to benefit f
Changes to telephone advice calls A...
Changes to telephone advice calls August 2017
16-08-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
From the middle of August 2017 the Children and Teenage Oncology and Haematology unit at Leeds will be using a new way of responding to phone calls from parents when a child is unwell, or from older teenagers who may rin

Your stories

Park Leisure Presents – The 7...
Park Leisure Presents – The 777 Challenge
05-10-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Corporate supporters, Park Leisure, choose a charity theme every year to raise money. The theme this year is ‘helping to fight cancer’ with proceeds going to Candlelighters and Cancer Research UK. The team se
The ‘Blister Sisters’ t...
The ‘Blister Sisters’ take on Trekfest challenge
28-09-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Friends, Clare and Karen, (AKA The Blister Sisters) have recently taken on the Trekfest challenge, walking an incredible 50KM across the Peak District, to raise money for Candlelighters. They decided to take on the chall
Sarah keeps the torch burning for C...
Sarah keeps the torch burning for Candlelighters
27-09-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Recently, Sarah Giles, employee of Redmayne-Bentley took part in the Great North Run in aid of Candlelighters. Sarah has raised more than £2,200 for Candlelighters, an amazing total which will make a huge difference to
Suppoter holding a ball in aid of C...
Suppoter holding a ball in aid of Candlelighters
08-09-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
One of our supporters, Jo Austin is holding a jazz themed ball in aid of Candlelighters on the 23rd September. The evening will be jazz themed with a bit of burlesque thrown in and the ball will also be going gold to sup
Supporters take part in Jungle Spee...
Supporters take part in Jungle Speed Shear in aid of Candlelighters
21-08-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On Saturday 7th August, supporters Millie and Jonathon Easton held a sheep shearing contest to raise money for Candlelighters, as well as a hog roast, bar and disco. The siblings decided to donate some of the funds raise
Lili Braves the Shave for Candlelig...
Lili Braves the Shave for Candlelighters
27-07-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
This week, Lili Butterworth from Liversedge shaved her head to raise money and awareness for Candlelighters. She chose to do this after Candlelighters supported her family when her four year old brother, Louie Blue was d
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