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

CCAM 2018: Summary
28-09-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
As September comes to an end, so does Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some of the amazing things people have been doing this CCAM to raise funds and awareness for Candlelighters. Clare and Natalie went to London to visit parliament to discuss awareness around early diagnosis, signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. We held …
Candlelighters Cottage Official Opening
24-09-18Our stories • Posted by Sean Donnelly
The Candlelighters Cottage, a new home from home accommodation to be provided by the charity for families with a child as an inpatient being treated for cancer at Leeds Children’s Hospital, officially opened last week. Margaret Ingram, CEO of The Kentown Wizard Foundation, cut the ribbon after everyone was welcomed by the charity’s Chair of …
Introducing the Nominees: Fundraiser of the Year
14-09-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
We are delighted to introduce the shortlisted nominees for our Fundraiser of the Year award. As Candlelighters do not receive any government funding we rely on amazing fundraisers to continue doing what we do. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted for an award, you are all amazing! Andrew Taylor is a key part of Team …
Introducing the Nominees: Company of The Year!
07-09-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Eco Integrated Property Solutions   The company contacted us to offer their services to support the Cottage project. Managing Director, Andrew Walker explained that we had supported him and his family when his son was diagnosed with cancer ten years previously. The team have undertaken the entire project management work for the Cottage, saving tens …
Introducing the Nominees: Volunteer of the Year
05-09-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Alan Barnett   Following redundancy, Alan began volunteering with Candlelighters in January 2018. Over a six month period he came into the office an average of four days a week, undertaking research and database updates that were vital for fundraising development and growth, as well as ensuring our compliance with GDPR. Staggeringly, Alan volunteered for …
Introducing the Nominees: Young Fundraiser of the Year
31-08-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
  Introducing the next award category nominees: Young Fundraiser of the Year These young people have all done an amazing job raising the awareness and fundraising for Candlelighters over the past year. Alexander Murphy AJ was the first one to receive his Central Yorkshire Scouts Challenge badge, a special badge developed for fundraising for Candlelighters. …
Introducing the Nominees: Company Colleague of the Year
29-08-18Our stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Chloe Cross   Reception Manager Chloe Cross is the reason Candlelighters became Sky Betting & Gaming Charity this year. Her willingness to make a difference took her out of comfort zone in December 2017 when she stood up in front of peers and delivered an emotional pitch for Candlelighters, that later inspired hundreds of employees …

Your stories

I’m a Gecko Get Me Out of Here!
05-10-18Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
On 7th September, our wonderful supporters Gecko had a staff BBQ and social at their premises in Yeadon.  To add a fundraising element, they decided to hold interdepartmental Bush Tucker Trials!  Six courses were served to participants for each of the four teams, including “Locust Linguine”, “Buffalo Worm Salad”, and last but not least, “Bug-ble …
Give a Gift Raises £6000 by Climbing Mount Snowdon for Candlelighters
20-09-18Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
Last weekend 29 people challenged themselves to climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon in order to raise money to support children with cancer in Yorkshire. Together they have raised over £6000 in support of Candlelighters, who support children and families in Yorkshire affected by childhood cancer.   Rifhat Malik, from Give a Gift said …
A fantastic week of Fundraising for Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies!
19-09-18Your stories • Posted by Candlelighters Marketing
This week (Monday 17th – Friday 21st September), Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies are holding a Charity Trade Week to raise money for us! They have organised a bumper week of fundraising at all 7 of their stores across Yorkshire, and activities will include a raffle with fantastic with prizes ranging from wine to an …