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Candlelighters Got their Rave On with Deershed Festival 2019!!
14-08-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
The annual Deershed Festival returned on the 26th – 28th July at the beautiful grounds of Baldersby Park. Each year Deershed kindly support a charity and throughout the entirety of the weekend, the organisers chose to support Candlelighters. From donations on ticketing to tins on bars and even the Candlelighters Bubble Rave – the fun …
Idea of the Year Shortlisted Nominees Announced!
12-08-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
The IDEA OF THE YEAR award is SPONSORED BY LOOKING4.COM ! And the nominees are… Gecko’s – I’m a Gecko, Get me out of here! In September 2018, Gecko had a staff BBQ and to add a fundraising element, they decided to hold interdepartmental Bush Tucker Trials! Six courses were served to participants for each of …
Company of the Year Shortlisted Nominees Announced!
12-08-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
The shortlisted nominees are…. PICCADILLY MOTORS Simon Watts and Piccadilly Motors have been an incredible support to The Harrogate Candlelighters for over 21 years. In 2018 they provided a car for a raffle at the Harrogate Candlelighters Christmas Ball which raised an amazing £15,000! THE PURE TECHNOLOGY GROUP The Pure Technology Group have been supporting …
Young Fundraiser of the Year Shortlisted Nominees announced!
12-08-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
And the shortlisted nominees for Young Fundraiser of the Year 2019 are… Evelyn Betsie Chaney, Elliot Gunn, Joseph Mcdonald and Gina Gray who are all just 6 years old! Evelyn chopped off all of her hair, donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust to make a wig for children who have lost their hair …
Recycle your empty Ink Cartridges to raise funds for Candlelighters!
08-08-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Do you have any empty ink cartridges at home or in the workplace? You can recycle them with Recycle Ink Cartridges and they will donate funds towards Candlelighters!  Recycle Ink Cartridges accept most ink cartridges and a full list can be found HERE! Why should you Recycle Ink Cartridges? Ink cartridges contain harmful chemicals and …
Yorkshire turns PINK for Candlelighters – a week to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer!
24-07-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Between the 10th and 16th June, Yorkshire “Pinked It Up” in many different fun and exciting ways to raise funds and awareness of the support they give to families affected by Childhood Cancer across Yorkshire. This June was the launch of #PINKITUP week for Yorkshire based Children’s Charity Candlelighters. Their aim was to turn Yorkshire …
23-07-19Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
To our families and supporters. Please read below… and take time to fill in the online consultation survey. NHS England has launched a 60-day consultation to seek views on proposed changes to children’s cancer services. The aim of the service specifications is to improve the outcomes and experience of children and young people with cancer. …

Your stories

From Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia to The Lakesman Ironman, Andrew tells us his story!
15-08-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
“On Friday 13th of November 1987 my parents world was shattered when they received the dreaded news that my short illness was in fact Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). I was transferred to St James’ hospital the very next day to begin my treatment. Being just 3 and a half years old, I wasn’t really aware …
Bedale High School Students Take on the Ultimate Coast to Coast Cycle Ride!
25-07-19Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Bedale High School Students Take on the Ultimate Coast to Coast Cycle Ride (50 ) Students, Arnside to Scarborough, 3 days!!! On the 9th July 2019 Mr Sellers and 50 students along with family members took on the 150 mile journey from Arnside to Scarborough in aid of Candlelighter’s. Their fundraising inspiration came from one …
Just when we thought the challenges were hard enough, Team George continue to ramp it up!!
15-07-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Team George was founded by Mark and Helen after their son George was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2013. From diagnosis and throughout his illness, George and his family were supported by Candlelighters. “Without Candlelighters life would have been impossible” Mark Gallimore said. Team George is made up of an amazing group of friends who spend …