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The Candlelighters Christmas Raffle 2017 – WINNERS
15-12-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
This morning, the Lord Mayor of Leeds drew the winners of the Candlelighters Christmas Raffle. We are delighted to have raised an amazing £11,186 this year, an amazing amount of money which is going to make a huge difference to families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire. Below is the list of winning ticket numbers. Star …
Giving Tuesday Give Aways
01-12-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
This year, to say thank you to all our wonderful supporters, Candlelighters will be running a competition every Tuesday from the 28th November for four weeks. This is all part of celebrating #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is said to be a global day of giving fuelled by the power of social media and collaboration. Giving Tuesday …
Win two tickets for a sold out Shed Seven gig in York!
26-10-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
WIN 2 tickets for the SOLD OUT Shed Seven gig in York on Friday 17th November at Fibbers. These tickets have generously been given by the band to help support the children’s cancer charity Candlelighters. Hometown gigs are always special and this will surely be one of the best. After 16 years we are finally …
Printer Cartridge Recycling for Candlelighters
26-10-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
We have an account set up with The Recycling Factory to be able to recycle used printer cartridges. The company will pay Candlelighters for each cartridge received. This is a great, environmentally friendly way to support us! All you need to do is package up you used cartridges and attach a free post label available …

Your stories

Young supporter buys virtual Christmas gifts with pocket money
12-12-17Uncategorised • Posted by Lucy Brown
After Candlelighters launched their range of Virtual Gifts, we were surprised to hear that one of the first people to make their festive purchase from our online shop was from eight-year-old Sam Hunter from Batley. After a chat with Sam’s mum, Corinne, it came to light that Sam had saved up all his pocket money, …
York Trusted Professionals hold their annual charity dinner
30-11-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On the 9th December, Corporate supporters, York Trusted Professionals will be holding their annual Christmas Charity Ball and Auction. They are aiming to raise as much money as possible for Candlelighters as we are their chosen 2017 Charity Partner. Last year they sold out, and this year we should do to. 118 tickets have already …
Harrogate Candlelighters take part in luxury Christmas Fair
23-11-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Support group, Harrogate Candlelighters, will be at a Christmas Fair at Ripley Castle this weekend (Thursday 23rd – 26th November) It is an indoor festive fair in a luxury heated marquee set in the historic grounds of Ripley Castle. The fair will feature 155 top companies selling everything you could possibly want for your family …
Bradford based hospital fund donates £5000 to Cottage Campaign
15-11-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
The Candlelighters Cottage Campaign was given a significant boost recently, making a real difference to the refurbishment process. Cash plan provider, Sovereign Healthcare, have donated a fantastic £5000 towards the children’s cancer charity developing overnight accommodation for families when their child is being treated as an in-patient at Leeds Children’s Hospital. Candlelighters supports several families …
Young supporter, Finn, cuts hair to raise money for Candlelighters
26-10-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Young supporter, Finn Braybrook has recently grown and cut his hair off to raise money for Candlelighters. In 2013, Finn was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and spend a lot of time at Leeds Children’s Hospital having chemotherapy. During this time, Candlelighters supported Finn and his family and now he wants to give something back. Ten year …
Local Chineese restaurant holds charity dinner in aid of Candlelighters.
19-10-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
G-Wu Restaurant Bar Takeaway is a collaboration between two sisters, Mel and Jade, who between them have more than 25 years experience in the industry. Every year, G-WU holds a charity dinner in aid of Candlelighters where guests pay £10 for a ticket in exchange for a fantastic four-course meal bursting with authentic, contemporary Chinese …