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Candlelighters Cottage Official Opening
24-09-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
The Candlelighters Cottage, a new home from home accommodation to be provided by the charity for families with a child as an inpatient being treated for cancer at Leeds Children’s Hospital, officially opened last week. Margaret Ingram, CEO of The Kentown Wizard Foundation, cut the ribbon after everyone was welcomed by the charity’s Chair of …
Apprenticeship Opportunities
21-09-18Our stories • Posted by Jen Aspinall
Candlelighters often has apprenticeship opportunities for aspiring young individuals to join our dedicated team where they can develop their skills and experience in a supported environment whilst working for a great cause. This page will be updated with the latest opportunities as they become available.
Introducing the Nominees: Fundraiser of the Year
14-09-18Our stories • Posted by Jen Aspinall
We are delighted to introduce the shortlisted nominees for our Fundraiser of the Year award. As Candlelighters do not receive any government funding we rely on amazing fundraisers to continue doing what we do. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted for an award, you are all amazing! Andrew Taylor is a key part of Team …
Introducing the Nominees: Company of The Year!
07-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Eco Integrated Property Solutions   The company contacted us to offer their services to support the Cottage project. Managing Director, Andrew Walker explained that we had supported him and his family when his son was diagnosed with cancer ten years previously. The team have undertaken the entire project management work for the Cottage, saving tens …
Introducing the Nominees: Volunteer of the Year
05-09-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Alan Barnett   Following redundancy, Alan began volunteering with Candlelighters in January 2018. Over a six month period he came into the office an average of four days a week, undertaking research and database updates that were vital for fundraising development and growth, as well as ensuring our compliance with GDPR. Staggeringly, Alan volunteered for …
Introducing the Nominees: Young Fundraiser of the Year
31-08-18Our stories • Posted by Rebecca Swithenbank
  Introducing the next award category nominees: Young Fundraiser of the Year These young people have all done an amazing job raising the awareness and fundraising for Candlelighters over the past year. Alexander Murphy AJ was the first one to receive his Central Yorkshire Scouts Challenge badge, a special badge developed for fundraising for Candlelighters. …
Introducing the Nominees: Company Colleague of the Year
29-08-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Chloe Cross   Reception Manager Chloe Cross is the reason Candlelighters became Sky Betting & Gaming Charity this year. Her willingness to make a difference took her out of comfort zone in December 2017 when she stood up in front of peers and delivered an emotional pitch for Candlelighters, that later inspired hundreds of employees …
Introducing the Nominees: Event of the Year!
23-08-18Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Introducing the next award category nominees: Event of the Year! These amazing nominees have organised outstanding innovative, creative and challenging events to support Candlelighters. Bank of England Following the launch of the new £10 note in September, various Jane Austen notes with low or special serial numbers were auctioned for charity in October last year. The auction, …

Your stories

Give a Gift Raises £6000 by Climbing Mount Snowdon for Candlelighters
20-09-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
Last weekend 29 people challenged themselves to climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon in order to raise money to support children with cancer in Yorkshire. Together they have raised over £6000 in support of Candlelighters, who support children and families in Yorkshire affected by childhood cancer.   Rifhat Malik, from Give a Gift said …
A fantastic week of Fundraising for Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies!
19-09-18Your stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
This week (Monday 17th – Friday 21st September), Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies are holding a Charity Trade Week to raise money for us! They have organised a bumper week of fundraising at all 7 of their stores across Yorkshire, and activities will include a raffle with fantastic with prizes ranging from wine to an …