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Invictus Active launch charity donation initiative!
11-07-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Select us to receive a donation from Invictus Active! Invictus Active, one of the leading mobility equipment retailers in the UK, have recently launched a charity donation initiative where similar to the Amazon Smile scheme charities receive donations each time a customer places an order. It is a simple process where any customer after purchasing …
Deadline looms for 2019 Great North Run entries!
27-06-19Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
  Childhood cancer charity, Candlelighters, are calling on the generous people of Yorkshire to register to run this year’s Great North Run before the registration deadline of 28 June. In 2018, 54 people took part in what is the world’s largest half marathon in support of Candlelighters, including Chloe Cross of Sky Betting & Gaming. …
Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire PINK with their new #PINKITUP campaign for 2019!
16-05-19Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire PINK with their new #PINKITUP campaign for 2019! Can you help us #PINKITUP to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters? Will you, #BEPINK, #EATPINK, #DRINKPINK to raise vital funds for Yorkshire charity Candlelighters? This June, Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire pink! Whether that’s wearing pink, …
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters!
15-04-19Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters! Team Bramhope was formed by Tariq Qadeer, the owner of the Village Newsagents in Bramhope, by encouraging his customers and friends in the village to come together for charity. As their enthusiasm and passion grew, the word spread and so did the team. In 2018 one of their …
We are launching our first ever Recruitment Open Day at Candlelighters!
14-03-19Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
We are launching our first ever Recruitment Open Day at Candlelighters! Ever wondered what it’s like to work in Fundraising or Family Support?   Just starting your career, or fancy a change? We’ve got a variety of paid roles, ranging from £16,000 – £24,000 (depending on experience)   Come along to our open days to find out! Wednesday …

Your stories

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 …
A woofly success for furry friends and human ones too in aid of Candlelighters!
11-07-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
On Sunday 23rd June, Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters took over the Riverside Gardens in Ilkley for a day of fun including a 2.5km sponsored dog walk around the beautiful sights of the River Wharfe! It was a barking success, with over 30 dogs signing up ahead of the day and 20 more coming …
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters 
25-03-19Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Team Bramhope was formed by Tariq Qadeer, the owner of the Village Newsagents in Bramhope, by encouraging his customers and friends in the village to come together for charity. As their enthusiasm and passion grew, the word spread and so did the team. In 2018 one of their members Andy Taylor decided to add a …
Hull Collegiate School’s Carrie and her team of staff and pupils are taking on the Hull 10k!
22-03-19Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Meet Carrie, who’s taking on the Hull 10k this year with her puplis and staff from Hull Collegiate School! Why are you running for Candlelighters? I’m running with a team of staff and pupils in memory of Hope Rooms who was a pupil at Hull Collegiate School. Hope sadly lost her battle with cancer in 2016. …
Fisical Sport Coaching’s Year of Challenges!
15-02-19Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Fisical Sports Coaching work with schools and pre-schools throughout West Yorkshire to deliver sports coaching, as well as activities at their sports centre in Baildon. Company owners, Tom and James, are keen on raising money for local charities and have previously raised £521 for Sports Relief. This year they have decided to take their fundraising …