Thank you for supporting Candlelighters!

Thank you so much for your support this Christmas. For over 45 Christmases, Candlelighters has brought light to children and families in the darkest of times and this year will be no different.  All of our support services are available to families, from talking and wellbeing therapies to groups and events. We’ll be providing over 200 Christmas grants as well as making sure the children on the wards still get some Christmas magic.

We are able to support families over the year, and at Christmas because of kind donations from our supporters. We are still recovering from the impact of Covid, which saw our fundraising income down £500k on our targets last year.  We rely entirely on the generous support of the community to continue delivering our vital services this Christmas.

Your support means that we can continue to bring light to our families. If you would like to help us further, you can purchase some fabulous gifts from our shop or donate to Candlelighters directly.

Our stories

Candlelighters charity mascot Champ takes on debut challenge at the Great North Run!
03-09-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
With less than a week to go, Candlelighters charity mascot Champ is gearing up for the greatest challenge yet! Accompanied by his fellow colleagues, Head of Family Support Natalie and Family Network Coordinator Carly from the Candlelighters team – they are ready for this incredible challenge! On Sunday 8th of September 2019 Champ will take …
Candlelighters Got their Rave On with Deershed Festival 2019!!
14-08-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
The annual Deershed Festival returned on the 26th – 28th July at the beautiful grounds of Baldersby Park. Each year Deershed kindly support a charity and throughout the entirety of the weekend, the organisers chose to support Candlelighters. From donations on ticketing to tins on bars and even the Candlelighters Bubble Rave – the fun …
Idea of the Year Shortlisted Nominees Announced!
12-08-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
The IDEA OF THE YEAR award is SPONSORED BY LOOKING4.COM ! And the nominees are… Gecko’s – I’m a Gecko, Get me out of here! In September 2018, Gecko had a staff BBQ and to add a fundraising element, they decided to hold interdepartmental Bush Tucker Trials! Six courses were served to participants for each of …
Company of the Year Shortlisted Nominees Announced!
12-08-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
The shortlisted nominees are…. PICCADILLY MOTORS Simon Watts and Piccadilly Motors have been an incredible support to The Harrogate Candlelighters for over 21 years. In 2018 they provided a car for a raffle at the Harrogate Candlelighters Christmas Ball which raised an amazing £15,000! THE PURE TECHNOLOGY GROUP The Pure Technology Group have been supporting …
Young Fundraiser of the Year Shortlisted Nominees announced!
12-08-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
And the shortlisted nominees for Young Fundraiser of the Year 2019 are… Evelyn Betsie Chaney, Elliot Gunn, Joseph Mcdonald and Gina Gray who are all just 6 years old! Evelyn chopped off all of her hair, donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust to make a wig for children who have lost their hair …
Recycle your empty Ink Cartridges to raise funds for Candlelighters!
08-08-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Do you have any empty ink cartridges at home or in the workplace? You can recycle them with Recycle Ink Cartridges and they will donate funds towards Candlelighters!  Recycle Ink Cartridges accept most ink cartridges and a full list can be found HERE! Why should you Recycle Ink Cartridges? Ink cartridges contain harmful chemicals and …

Your stories

Elizabeth Morgan tells us her story on how Childhood Cancer affected her and her family back in 1998. Look at her now!
06-09-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Fast forward the years, I did well in my GCSE’s and went on to do A levels at Greenhead College. It’s difficult to say how much I was influenced by my own medical history but I decided I wanted to be a doctor. Hi, my name is Elizabeth Morgan and this is a joint piece …
67 Miles Away From Ward 31
05-09-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
67 Miles Away from Ward 31 “Our son Archie, now 9 years old was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) mid-August 2018. He spent 7 months in Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) on the Children’s Oncology and Haematology Ward 31 being treated by the lovely doctors and nurses. As Archie was receiving intense chemotherapy he only …
Candlelighters bag themselves a new Team!!
16-08-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Tanya and her family have been taking on an astounding range of challenges and events to raise funds for various charitable causes after their daughter, Emily, was diagnosed with Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2018 aged just 9 months old. Since then, Emily has been undergoing treatment at the Leeds Children’s Hospital. It has been …
From Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia to The Lakesman Ironman, Andrew tells us his story!
15-08-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
“On Friday 13th of November 1987 my parents world was shattered when they received the dreaded news that my short illness was in fact Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). I was transferred to St James’ hospital the very next day to begin my treatment. Being just 3 and a half years old, I wasn’t really aware …