#PINKITUP In Your Community

This June, we are aiming to turn Yorkshire pink!

Whether that’s wearing pink, hosting a pink party or bake sale, wearing pink socks or a tie to work or school, popping on your pink marigolds around the house or simply taking a photo of yourself in PINK, why not have some pink fun, and make a huge difference?

With over 50 businesses, café’s, schools, independent shops, families and supporters already signed up to join in with our very pink campaign, we are sure turn Yorkshire pink in style!

#PINKITUP will take over Yorkshire from the 10th -16th June 2019 with a whole range of fundraising activities and support planned throughout the week.

Here’s some ideas!

  • Fancy holding a pink bake sale? 
  • Why not dress up in PINK for work, school or at home! 
  • Make pink lemonade! 
  • Have a PINK party! 
  • Are you an independent shop or cafe in Yorkshire? Why not take part in our #BESTPINKWINDOW Competition! 
  • Rock some bright pink socks! 
  • Wear a pink tie!  
  • Create a pink hamper to raffle! 
  • You could even dye your hair PINK!!

There are so many ways you can help us #PINKITUP, above are just to name a few!

Families and supporters having been warming up their #BEPINK skills at our  family support centre, The Square, pop in for a cuppa and a chat whilst playing dress up with our staff!

Local supporter, Stacy is planning to throw her very own Pink Street Party in Wortley. ‘I am fundraising to raise awareness and raise funds for the amazing work Candlelighters do in supporting their families. We’ll be holding a BBQ, tombola, tin can alley game. Tea, coffee and cakes. A quiz and my best friend has been sponsored to have her head shaved at the event!!’ – Stacy Proctor, Candlelighters Supporter.

Helena, Marketing and Communications Officer at Candlelighters said, ‘This very pink fundraising campaign is so inclusive of everyone, no matter where you are, whether it’s a local café taking part, a solicitors firm, families who are supported by us, or simply wearing pink socks at school, #PINKITUP is an amazing way to raise awareness for Candlelighters and to hopefully raise some great funds for our charity’.

If you’d like to take part in #PINKITUP for Candlelighters this June, you can get your very own fundraising pack, full of fantastic fundraising ideas for you to choose from, including a #PINKITUP collection box, balloons, fundraising game, stickers and more, and lots of information on how YOU can #PINKITUP for Candlelighters this June!

If you’d like to take part or find out more information, you can email Candlelighters at or give them a call on 0113 322 9283.


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