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Our stories

York Balloon Fiesta
02-08-18Our stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
Our York Candlelighters Group are delighted to announce that they will be at the upcoming balloon festival at York Racecourse between 28-30th September. They were there last year and it was an amazing and fun event! They are looking for volunteers to help man their stall (tombola and chatting to visitors). If you have a …
Summer Activity at Breeze on Tour
01-08-18Our stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
Candlelighters are leading on a Family Challenge Activity at Breeze on Tour at: Roundhay Park on 1st and 2nd September Kirkstall Abbey on 15th and 16th September. It will have a number of obstacles and some quiz questions/ fun facts. Donation entry is a minimum of £1 per person.
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 off, we were joined by none other than Chief Scout, Bear Grylls! He made a flying and grandiose visit, rolling in on a helicopter and sharing his axe-wielding …

Your stories

Calverley Golf Club’s Charity of the Year raises over £7,000
08-08-18Your stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
Lee Dane and his wife Emma, who live in Bradford chose Candlelighters are their charity to support this year. Lee is Captain at Calverley Golf Club and he wanted to support a local children’s charity, after reading what Candlelighters do they themselves a target to raise £5,000 through various events from January 2018 until the …
Shannen-Keelie will be shaving her head for Candlelighters and donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust.
07-08-18Your stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
Shannen-Keelie, of Keyingham, gave birth to Charleen Clifton on July 23rd 2015. Unbeknown to them at the time, Charleen was born with Infantile Fibrosarcoma, diagnosed aged just 3 months after her Grandma noticed a lump on her leg. Infantile Fibrosarcoma is a tissue tumour, with a percentage of 1 individual diagnosed every 4 to 7 …
Welcome back RAG Prague
06-08-18Your stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
We would like to welcome back the Leeds RAG’s Pedal to Prague team from their trip. They have now completed the challenge and raised £26,638.99! When returning to the UK the leaders all agreed that it was one of the hardest but most fun challenges they had ever done. They (and we) are so proud …
Layla Wray completes an amazing 50-kilometre ultra-marathon!
06-08-18Your stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
Superstar Layla Wray is going above and beyond for Candlelighters! As part of an ambitious goal, Layla and Max Dalby have set their sights on a whole year of extreme challenges, at least one in every single month of 2018! She has recently completed an impressive 50-kilometre ultramarathon, scaling epic mountains in the Lake District and finishing …
Fantastic Fenby Four
02-08-18Your stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
Summer of Sporting Challenges by the Four Fenby Boys Four boys aged 16, 14, 12 and 8 years old from York have set themselves an incredible number of challenges to raise funds for Candlelighters, because they want to use their summer holidays to help others. The younger two boys became aware of the work and …
Julie and Lee host concert in memory of their son Maxwell, raising a staggering £5000.
01-08-18Your stories • Posted by Jack Ramage
Julie and Lee’s youngest child, Maxwell Lewis Johnson, started treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia a long time ago, back in Dec 1996. Although, sadly, Maxwell lost his battle after a Bone Marrow Transplant, they remembered their time at Jimmy’s with love and pride in the braveness that Maxwell approached each milestone along his journey. Every …
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 Dance, and followed by brilliant dance performances by local schools. As part of the fun day, they hosted …