Each year every family that is on active treatment is offered a holiday in the UK by Candlelighters. The family of up to eight people can stay at a Haven Site in Filey or the choice of Centre Parcs in Cumbria or Nottingham. The charity provides this holiday for free with the addition of a cheque for travel expenses. Taking a holiday or short break whilst the child is on treatment can be really difficult so we take the strain out of the booking and arranging. This offers families a break in the routine of hospital life just for a short time and enables families to be together.


Did you know?

Our virtual range allows you to see what your money could buy. Candlelighters spends money on many items that help to provide vital support to families fighting children’s cancer. Your purchase from our virtual range will help us to provide these items and more.

With each virtual gift purchase you will receive a certificate and a letter explaining your money could buy. You can keep this for yourself or buy it as a gift and give it to a loved one.


Every penny donated counts and will make a huge difference to families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire. If you would kindly like to make a donation, you can so here and we thank you kindly


Pyjamas & toiletries

This provides basic items to parents who have to unexpectedly stay overnight at the hospital.


Massage for parent

A cancer journey can be a stressful time, massage therapies can help relieve stress and anxiety and help people to sleep better.

Where you can get merchandise, sign up for events and support our work by purchasing a virtual gift or make a donation. Every penny of the profit will go towards the work we do supporting families across Yorkshire. © Karen Turner Photography, header image.