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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.

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The Candlelighters Awards….and the winners are….
30-09-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Friday 9th September 2016 saw the inaugural Candlelighters Awards, to celebrate the people who help us shine brighter. It was a fantastic emotive afternoon, hosted by Emmerdale’s Matt Wolfenden, bursting with fantastic stories of how our supporters have tirelessly trekked, climbed, run, collected, volunteered and gone above and beyond for Candlelighters in 2015/6. As Chair …
Matt Wolfenden
12-08-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
This September sees the first ever Candlelighters Awards in association with Vista. This brand new event looks to recognise the people who make a real difference in the fight against children’s cancer across our region. Emmerdale star, Matthew Wolfenden is set to host the ceremony which will take place during the afternoon of the 9th …
Candlelighters is recruiting
29-07-16Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Here at Candlelighters, we are delighted to say that we are recruiting a Family Network Coordinator to help us set up our peer support network. It is incredibly important to us that our families receive the best support possible, so we want to recruit an experienced parent to the team to help us do that. Please find out more …

Your stories

Team Guy runs the Great North Run and cycles 80 miles home in his loving memory
07-09-16Your stories • Posted by Noemie Salvaudon
On Sunday 11 September, James Metcalfe will be leading a team of 27 in the Great North Run in memory of his 4-year old son, Guy. Guy was diagnosed with leaukaemia in 2014, and sadly died on October 02 2015; he would have been 5 on the 14th of that month. His dad, James, will be …
Be inspired by Broad Gate’s office fundraising
25-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Corporate backing is absolutely key to helping Candlelighters support families across Yorkshire facing children’s cancer and we were delighted to receive a donation of £500 this week from the staff at Broad Gate offices in Leeds. The participants at Broad Gate showed that fundraising is a fantastic way to bond as a team and have …
Thixendale rapeseed oil team grease the joints for charity run
23-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Thixendale rapeseed oil team grease the joints for charity run   A trio from a Yorkshire Wolds rapeseed oil business are hoping to be raising more than just their heart rates when they tackle the Great North Run next month.   Spurred on after witnessing a child close to them battle through cancer, Adam Palmer …
Huge success at Sherburn Aero Club Children’s Day
18-08-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Thank you to the Sherburn Aero Club who recently held a Children’s Day for Candlelighters families currently on treatment. Pilots, club staff members and even neighbouring businesses got involved and dedicated their time for free to the cause. Julia Lillywhite, from Sherburn Aero Club, said: “We absolutely love putting on this day for all the …
Join Julie in her 10K challenges
29-07-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
A bereaved mother has set herself the challenge to run her third 10K in three months in memory of her late daughter, Hope. Julie Rooms, from Swanland in East Yorkshire, will be running the York 10K this August to raise even more money for the Yorkshire children’s cancer charity, Candlelighters.   Hope was diagnosed with …
Half stormtrooper, half bride: Daniel puts a spin on race attire!
29-07-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Half stormtrooper, half bride: Daniel White puts a spin on race attire!   For out-there fundraising ideas, Daniel White is the man to look to. The twenty-five year old, who hails from Wakefield, has spent the last year running various sponsored races… dressed as a Star Wars stormtrooper! So far this year, he has completed …
Viking Longship to ‘sail’ through York for Candlelighters!
28-07-16Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
On Sunday 28th August 2016 fifty teams from across the country will be racing their home-made soapbox carts down the steep cobbles street of Micklegate.  Sponsored by café Your Bike Shed, Friends of Scarcroft School have constructed their own unique cart, all in support of Candlelighters! Looking to the pupils of Scarcroft Primary School for inspiration, a …