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We need your vote
01-06-17Our stories • Posted by Noemie Salvaudon
Leeds shopping centre The Core has shortlisted Candlelighters as one of its final three charities to be nominated as its charity of the year for 2017-2018. You can vote for us on their Facebook page until midnight on Sunday 4th June. Vote here
Candlelighters Announced as Lord Mayor of Leeds’ Charity
26-05-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
May has brought some very exciting news! On Friday 26th May, Councillor Jane Dowson was inaugurated as the Lord Mayor of Leeds. At her inauguration, she announced her support for Candlelighters as her official charity for the 2017-18 term. Find out more here: https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/howyoucanhelp/official-charity-lord-mayor-leeds-2017-18/ 
Shop with Savoo and they’ll donate to Candlelighters at no extra cost to you!
26-04-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Did you know that when shopping online at your favourite retailers, if you do it via Savoo, Candlelighters will receive a donation at no extra cost to you! There are plenty of discount codes for you to use on Savoo which means that you can save lots on your shopping, and help make a difference to …
Calling all parents, stepparents or carers of a child who has been treated for cancer
21-04-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We would like to ask parents, step parents and carers to complete the following questionnaire. We are looking to expand our service provision within The Square to enable family members to support other families affected by children’s cancer.   The family network could provide support for families in a variety of different ways such as …

Your stories

York Duo Take On Tri Challenge
02-06-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Darren and Shaun, two friends from York, have now embarked on their epic tri challenge which includes kayaking, hiking and cycling, to raise funds for Candlelighters in memory of Nioni Grant. Today (2nd June) is DAY TWO of this massive challenge. Here is an update of how they are getting on… Day One – Involved …
Candlelighters chosen as Miss West Yorkshire’s Charity Again
22-05-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We are delighted to have once again been selected as the chosen charity for the Miss West Yorkshire competition. The team at Candlelighters have been meeting with some of the competition finalists who are excitedly planning their upcoming fundraising. Contestant Danae Whiteley has been weighing in her clothes for cash to raise funds for Candlelighters! …
‘The Flemish Five’ rack up the miles in support of Candlelighters
08-05-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
A group of five friends from Yorkshire have grouped together to cycle from Snaith to Hull, and then onto Holland, in support of Candlelighters. The team have chosen to support Candlelighters because of the support given to their friend, Tim, whose son Patrick was diagnosed with cancer and is now in remission. Starting on Sunday …
Richard makes a splash with super Windermere swim
02-05-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Supporter Richard Hunt is embarking on the Great North Swim Challenge on Saturday 10th June this year. After months of training, he will be swimming a mile down Lake Windermere in Cumbria to raise funds for Candlelighters, in support of his friends’ son William who is currently on treatment.   Speaking to Candlelighters, Richard said: …
Karen smashes indoor triathlon challenge!
26-04-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Karen Tiffany, from Wakefield, recently smashed her indoor triathlon challenge to raise funds for Candlelighters. She completed the run-swim-cycle challenge, raising an INCREDIBLE £1400. The grandchild of one of Karen’s work colleagues at NPower is currently being treated for cancer and has been supported by Candlelighters. Karen wanted to help in some way after seeing …
Get Inspired by Graham’s Year of Races for Candlelighters
20-04-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Graham Silburn has pulled out all the stops and is challenging himself to a string of incredible races this year to raise funds for Candlelighters in memory of his colleague’s daughter, Megan Pratt. He’s already racked up a string of race medals in the early months of 2017, having completed the Ferriby 10 Mile in …