Candlelighters are being supported throughout 2016 by former rugby player, Craig Wright (a.k.a. Wrighty), who isn’t shaving his head or beard for the entire year!

Craig’s desire to support Candlelighters stems from his son’s diagnosis of Burkitts Lymphoma in 2008 at the age of 12. Speaking of Andrew’s treatment and time with Candlelighters, Craig said: “Fortunately, Andrew after a long period of treatment, got better and after undergoing a full remission period has recovered to a point where he is now living a normal healthy adult life.”

“Those dark days will never leave me though and Candlelighter’s were always there for me, my family and most importantly Andrew.”

“At the time I tried to show my respect for their involvement and organised a few events which raised four figures for their very noblest of causes. Now though, fully focused and as grateful as ever I want to get them five figures (the higher the better). With your help I am sure we can do this together.”

Craig had his last shave just before midnight on New year’s Eve 2015 at the Burley Conservative Club, and is not allowed even a tiny trim until 1st January 2017.

Craig added: “Just remember, every donation helps poorly children in the region – if there’s a better cause I’ve yet to see it.”

You can sponsor Craig through his JustGiving page:

You might also like...

“Tracy was there for us all, she supported the whole family in a way that worked for everyone. She’s made life a lot easier for all of us”
“Candlelighters have been there from day one. Over the years we’ve had many special memories, made possible by Candlelighters” Elsa was first diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) in 2016, a rare type of soft tissue sarcoma when she was just two years old. Elsa and her family, including Mum Hayley, Dad John, Sister Amelia and older …
Meet Leo
Please be the spark that keeps our candle burning so we can bring light to families in these darkest of times. Meet eight year old Leo. Leo was diagnosed in September 2019 with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.   Leo’s Mum said, ‘From day one, Leo has received continued support from the amazing Candlelighters team, on …
The Family Support Team launch their Virtual Summer Events!
Get ready for some Summer time puns, as we launch our virtual Summer Events!! … Water you doing this Summer? Whatever floats your boat, we have a jam-packed virtual event diary for over the 6 weeks holidays for families we support! Tis the sea-sun to join in with some Candlelighters fun, catch up with friends …