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Bean Bag Bazaar donate soft furnish...
Bean Bag Bazaar donate soft furnishings to Candlelighters
08-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Candlelighters would like to say a huge thank you to www.beanbagbazaar.co.uk, a company who have recently donated bean bags, cushions and other soft furnishings to Candlelighters. BeanBagBazaar is a family business, base
Running for Skye raises £1200
Running for Skye raises £1200
07-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On the 11th Feburary 2018, family and friends of Skye Sutcliffe brought the community of Middleton together and held their 4th annual Running for Skye, A 5KM family fun run, at Middleton Park in memory of Sky Sutcliffe w
Paul puts his feet up, and we raise...
Paul puts his feet up, and we raise a glass  to the landlord who has supported Candlelighters for 30 years
05-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Paul Horsman, aged 72, is retiring as the landlord of the York Inn Pub in Easingwold after more than 30 years. During this time, he has raised over £40,000 for Candlelighters. His customers, old and new, raised a glass
Brother’s bunny hop their way...
Brother’s bunny hop their way to raising over £1000 for Candlelighters
01-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Brothers, Mason aged six and Alfie aged three will be taking part in the  Bunny Hop event in March to raise money for Candlelighters. Around six months ago, Alfie was sadly diagnosed with Retinoblastoma which is a rare
Lights4Fun make Candlelighters Cott...
Lights4Fun make Candlelighters Cottage twinkle!
01-03-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Harrogate based company, Lights4Fun have recently donated some battery powered Candles and outdoor festoon lights to the Candlelighters Cottage Campaign. Lights4Fun was set up in 2003 after a small idea proposed round th
Friends fundraise for Candlelighter...
Friends fundraise for Candlelighters
26-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Andrew and James at Alpha Engineering (Selby) ltd wanted to raise money for Candlelighters because they felt it we are a fantastic charity who support so many families across the Yorkshire area. James was willing to do a
Tom’s Scooter Ride
Tom’s Scooter Ride
22-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Eleven year old Tom Dixon from Norton is planning a mammoth scooter ride, to raise funds for Candlelighters after we supported one of his family members. Tom said, “I am riding my scooter from Malton to Staxton (ab
Glampfest
Glampfest
21-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Back by popular demand, Glampfest is a weekend family festival organised by Yorkshire company Glawning. Celebrating all things glamping, it promises to be a weekend to remember for anyone who loves camping in style from
Cushion Company, Donna Wilson, dona...
Cushion Company, Donna Wilson, donate beautiful soft furnishings to the Candlelighters Cottage Campaign
21-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
London based design company, Donna Wilson, have kindly donated some of their UK-made lambs wool and cotton cushions to be used in the refurbishment of the Candlelighters Cottage. Since 2003, Donna and colleagues have bee
Charlie’s skydive marking six...
Charlie’s skydive marking sixteen years of support
09-02-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Charlie Snell, now aged 17 was diagnosed with Congenital Neutropenia, aged two and has been receiving annual bone marrow biopsies and blood tests under the care of Professor Kinsey at Leeds Children’s Hospital ever
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