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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 …
#BIGPINKPAPERCLIP!
04-01-19Our stories • Posted by Georgina Trotter
BUSINESSES OF YORKSHIRE! Are you up for a challenge? Introducing the #BigPinkPaperclip! We’re looking for individuals or teams of up to 5 to trade the humble pink paperclip for the highest value item they can! If you choose to accept the challenge, you will be competing against other teams across Yorkshire. Once the challenge is …

Your stories

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 …
Venue Sports and Music Bar Raise £4915 for Candlelighters!
14-01-19Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Venue Sports and Music Bar Have Raised an Incredible total of £4915 through a coffee morning which they held in November. In November Venue Sports and Music Bar, located on Cavendish Street in Skipton, held a coffee morning to raise money for Candlelighters. Throughout the morning they had coffee, cakes and a raffle as well …
Kathy takes on The London Marathon!
14-12-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Kathy will be taking on the London Marathon in 2019 to raise money for Candlelighters!   Read her story below:     Why are you running for Candlelighters? I am running the marathon to raise money and awareness for Candlelighters an amazing charity who have made a difference to our lives over the last 18 …