25/04/16Our stories

It’s been a busy and brilliant week-end for supporters and staff at¬†Candlelighters!

The Square was hosting an activity day for brothers and sisters of patients.

Gareth Price, with family, friends and work colleagues completed a 138 mile sponsored walk in memory of his daughter Holly. Starting at Candlelighters on Friday and finishing at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice on Sunday the walkers enjoyed support and hospitality at many sports stadia in West and South Yorkshire. They met Yorkshire and England cricketer, Tim Bresnan, as well as ex footballer Tony Currie. It was a remarkable achievement and we would like to thank Redwood Events for being the organisers and driving force behind this event.

In the meantime in London, 5 brave runners sported Candlelighters colours at the Virgin London Marathon, inspiring more to join Team Candlelighters.

And in Ripley, Lady Ingilby opened the Castle’s door and roof to a very special abseil, that has already raised over ¬£8,500!

Ruth Wilson, a former patient and long-term volunteer at Candlelighters, said “It was a great experience. Thank you Lady Ingilby for your advice and encouragement.”

We would also like to thank Live For Today events who ran the event free of charge, meaning all the sponsorship raised will go towards our work.

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