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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 and enjoy *exclusive lunch deals* every day between 25-29th September at eateries including Le Chalet, Wapentake, …
Foundation boost for Candlelighters Cottage!
19-09-17Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
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 Campaign to raise half a million pounds was launched in May this year by the Lord Mayor of Leeds and …
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 from the auction and not only that we are the only Yorkshire based charity selected! The auction will …
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 ring in themselves.   This is called a ‘Telephone Triage Tool’. When you ring Wards …

Your stories

Antony breaks Guiness World Record in flaming fundraiser
17-10-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On Friday the 13th October, escapologist, Antony Britton took on the mammoth challenge of the longest “full body burn” run without using oxygen, hoping to smash to current Guinness World Record. Antony invited people to come along and spectate with a suggested donation for entry. All the money raised, as well as sponsors on his …
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 set the bar high last year with their 11-day cycle across Britain but this time, they are taking it one step further. …
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 challenge after Clare’s son and Karen’s Godson was supported by Candlelighters after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2013. He …
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 the lives of families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire. Candlelighters have recently supported Sarah’s nephew, Will, from Carlton, West Yorkshire, who …
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 support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It will be held at the Regent Centre, …
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 raised to Candlelighters as we are currently support the family of a local girl who the Easton’s know …