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

Yorkshire turns PINK for Candlelighters – a week to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer!
24-07-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Between the 10th and 16th June, Yorkshire “Pinked It Up” in many different fun and exciting ways to raise funds and awareness of the support they give to families affected by Childhood Cancer across Yorkshire. This June was the launch of #PINKITUP week for Yorkshire based Children’s Charity Candlelighters. Their aim was to turn Yorkshire …
23-07-19Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
To our families and supporters. Please read below… and take time to fill in the online consultation survey. NHS England has launched a 60-day consultation to seek views on proposed changes to children’s cancer services. The aim of the service specifications is to improve the outcomes and experience of children and young people with cancer. …
Invictus Active launch charity donation initiative!
11-07-19Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Select us to receive a donation from Invictus Active! Invictus Active, one of the leading mobility equipment retailers in the UK, have recently launched a charity donation initiative where similar to the Amazon Smile scheme charities receive donations each time a customer places an order. It is a simple process where any customer after purchasing …
Deadline looms for 2019 Great North Run entries!
27-06-19Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
  Childhood cancer charity, Candlelighters, are calling on the generous people of Yorkshire to register to run this year’s Great North Run before the registration deadline of 28 June. In 2018, 54 people took part in what is the world’s largest half marathon in support of Candlelighters, including Chloe Cross of Sky Betting & Gaming. …
Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire PINK with their new #PINKITUP campaign for 2019!
16-05-19Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire PINK with their new #PINKITUP campaign for 2019! Can you help us #PINKITUP to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters? Will you, #BEPINK, #EATPINK, #DRINKPINK to raise vital funds for Yorkshire charity Candlelighters? This June, Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters aim to turn Yorkshire pink! Whether that’s wearing pink, …
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters!
15-04-19Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters! Team Bramhope was formed by Tariq Qadeer, the owner of the Village Newsagents in Bramhope, by encouraging his customers and friends in the village to come together for charity. As their enthusiasm and passion grew, the word spread and so did the team. In 2018 one of their …

Your stories

Bedale High School Students Take on the Ultimate Coast to Coast Cycle Ride!
25-07-19Your stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
Bedale High School Students Take on the Ultimate Coast to Coast Cycle Ride (50 ) Students, Arnside to Scarborough, 3 days!!! On the 9th July 2019 Mr Sellers and 50 students along with family members took on the 150 mile journey from Arnside to Scarborough in aid of Candlelighter’s. Their fundraising inspiration came from one …
Just when we thought the challenges were hard enough, Team George continue to ramp it up!!
15-07-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Team George was founded by Mark and Helen after their son George was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2013. From diagnosis and throughout his illness, George and his family were supported by Candlelighters. “Without Candlelighters life would have been impossible” Mark Gallimore said. Team George is made up of an amazing group of friends who spend …
A woofly success for furry friends and human ones too in aid of Candlelighters!
11-07-19Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
On Sunday 23rd June, Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters took over the Riverside Gardens in Ilkley for a day of fun including a 2.5km sponsored dog walk around the beautiful sights of the River Wharfe! It was a barking success, with over 30 dogs signing up ahead of the day and 20 more coming …
Team Bramhope celebrate 10 years supporting Candlelighters 
25-03-19Your stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
Team Bramhope was formed by Tariq Qadeer, the owner of the Village Newsagents in Bramhope, by encouraging his customers and friends in the village to come together for charity. As their enthusiasm and passion grew, the word spread and so did the team. In 2018 one of their members Andy Taylor decided to add a …