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Our stories

Candlelighters joined by surprise c...
Candlelighters joined by surprise celebrity guest: Bear Grylls!
30-07-18Our stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
An exciting event took place yesterday to celebrate the significant efforts of Central Yorkshire Scouts who raised over £6000 for Candlelighters through the Youth Commissioners Challenge 2017-2018. But to top it all
Charity Collecting
Charity Collecting
25-07-18Our stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
We just want to remind all our wonderful supporters to check information if you are being asked for money for a charity… All those fundraising on behalf of Candlelighters will have registered with us and have offic
Annual General Meeting Announced: W...
Annual General Meeting Announced: Wednesday the 12th of September 2018
03-07-18Our stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
  Candlelighters are holding our annual general meeting on Wednesday the 12th of September 2018 at Candlelighters Trust (8 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD) and would love to see you there! Our meeting will run fro
Candlelighters funded research R...
Candlelighters funded research – latest update
11-06-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue. It most frequently starts from one of the adrenal glands, but can also develop in the neck, chest, abdomen, or spine. In the UK, 100 children
Cottage Children’s Book
Cottage Children’s Book
29-05-18Our stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
We have had a wonderful book written by children’s author, Donna Iliffe-Pollard, for children staying at the Candlelighters Cottage. Donna has donated her time and writing skills to create something that will make

Your stories

Local community Zumbathon raises wh...
Local community Zumbathon raises whopping £533.51 for Candlelighters!
01-08-18Your stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
On Saturday 30th June, three fantastic fundraisers, Charlene, Brianne and Julie, held a family fun day at Core Gym, Greengates in Bradford. The day was kicked off by players from Bradford City AFC and cheerleaders of ND
Leeds University Students raise ove...
Leeds University Students raise over  £21,752 by ‘Pedalling to Prague’ in aid of Candlelighters
19-06-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
A team of 42 students from Leeds University have come together and already raised over £21,752 in aid of Candlelighters. Leeds RAG, the official fundraising society of Leeds University Union, have organised the trip, an
Local Leeds based furniture company...
Local Leeds based furniture company support Candlelighters Cottage Campaign by fitting out all four bedrooms
12-06-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On Friday 11th May, The Lord Mayor of Leeds, accompanied by Candlelighters Corporate Fundraiser Amy Harrison went to meet Andrew, Vanessa and Gareth at Curtis Furniture in Leeds. During the visit, The Lord Mayor and the
Fundraising in memory of Maci raise...
Fundraising in memory of Maci raises £17,000!
11-06-18Your stories • Posted by Marie Peacock
Family and friends of Maci Craddock have recently raised over £17,000 in her memory. They held a charity auction evening filled with live music at Ponderosa’s Lakeside Restaurant in March, in aid of Candlelighters, Wa
Skipton Fire Station fundraise in s...
Skipton Fire Station fundraise in support of local boy, William
25-05-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On 31st March Skipton Fire Station held an open day in order to raise money for Candlelighters in support of a local Skipton boy, William Bramley. The team from the station were overwhelmed by the support of all the peop