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Global’s Make Some Noise give...
Global’s Make Some Noise give £82K to Candlelighters
13-04-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
We’re absolutely over the moon here at Candelighters today, after receiving an amazing £82,400 cheque from Global’s Make Some Noise.   The amount was presented to our staff by Capital Yorkshire presente
Catch up on the latest Candlelighte...
Catch up on the latest Candlelighters newsletter
29-03-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
You may have seen the first bi-annual newsletter of 2017 arrive on your doorsteps recently, but if you haven’t got a copy, or fancy a browse on your computers or mobile devices, just click here! We’re now usi
Out with the old, in with the new!
Out with the old, in with the new!
28-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
It was recently announced that a new UK £1 coin will enter circulation in March 2017! This will be a brand new 12 sided coin, meaning that our usual round £1 coins will stop being accepted by shops in October this year
February sees first ever Dads’...
February sees first ever Dads’ Group at Candlelighters
17-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
The second weekend of February was an important one for Candlelighters’ Family Support team, as it marked the gathering of the first ever dads’ support group! Since the opening of The Square (our Family Suppo
Candlelighters invest over £94K in...
Candlelighters invest over £94K in Neuroblastoma research in 2017
16-02-17Our stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
  We are pleased to say that, in 2017, we have been able to fund a year of research into Neuroblastoma, a form of children’s cancer. The title of the research, which started on 1st January 2017, is: ‘T

Your stories

Team George take on mighty 6 Peak C...
Team George take on mighty 6 Peak Challenge
10-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Last year, Mark Gallimore embarked on a year of seven challenges to mark the end of his son George’s treatment for leukaemia. This year, Mark is continuing his dedication to Candlelighters. Not only did he take up
Redmayne-Bentley: “Fundraiser...
Redmayne-Bentley: “Fundraisers blaze a trail for Candlelighters”
10-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Redmayne-Bentley, one of the UK’s largest independent stockbrokers, share their story of support for Candlelighters: Pink will be the colour in 2017 when the Leeds branch of Redmayne-Bentley takes on challenges ra
Family’s Skydive for Milly...
Family’s Skydive for Milly’s would-be 25th Birthday
07-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Jim Smith, along with his mum Laura and dad Trevor, will be embarking on an incredible Skydive on 12th August 2017 to commemorate the day that his sister Milly would have turned 25. Milly passed away 20 years ago after
Candlelighters Memory: Keith and th...
Candlelighters Memory: Keith and the Bradford Marathon, 1982
06-03-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
“It was 1982 and I had decided to attempt the Bradford Marathon. In our village there was a family who had a young son who was ill with cancer. The children’s cancer unit at Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds wer
Enact Throw Support Behind Candleli...
Enact Throw Support Behind Candlelighters
28-02-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Enact, a specialist legal firm based in Leeds, have certainly grasped the mettle and started their fundraising with a bang. As well as organising a regular quiz after work they have many more fundraising plans. Their fi
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