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Our stories

Charity Collecting
Candlelighters collection tins
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 official sponsor forms or permission letters with all our details on, including our registered charity number, logo and contact …
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 from 18:00-18:30, with refreshments being served beforehand. If you are interested please contact Lucy Fletcher at or 0113 887 8333 by …
Candlelighters funded research – latest update
11-06-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
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 are newly diagnosed with neuroblastoma every year. Candlelighters have funded research over the last year …
Cottage Children’s Book
29-05-18Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
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 a lasting difference… We want to ensure that children feel safe and comfortable when staying with us. What better way to do this …

Your stories

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, and chosen to support Candlelighters. They will be setting off from Leeds on Monday 18th June, making the 800 mile journey …
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 Candlelighters team were taken on a tour of the factory, meeting members of floor staff who will help to …
Fundraising in memory of Maci raises £17,000!
11-06-18Your stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
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, Ward 52 at Leeds Children’s Hospital and Forget Me Not Hospice. Maci Craddock was diagnosed with a brain tumour while on …
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 people who attended on the day and managed to raise an incredible £4000! William, who is …
700 miles in 7 days to support children with cancer
24-05-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Two Men Are Raising Money For Families Across Bradford With Children Being Treated For Cancer. Mike and Andy are raising money for Candlelighters by cycling from Bradford to Hull, then Rotterdam and on to Arnhem and then Hamm in Germany, they will also be riding to the Mohne Dam and Wewelsburg Castle and Bach! This …
Printing company goes pink and purple to fight childhood cancer
23-05-18Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On the 18th May, York based printing company, Inc Dot held a cake and coffee morning to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer. Managing director of the company, Nick Turnbull, also pledged to dye his hair bright pink to match the Candlelighters colours, giving their fundraiser that extra wacky edge! At the age of …