Today we’d like to say a huge thank you to the Leeds Paediatric Dentistry Team who took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise funds for Candlelighters!

Claudia Heggie from the team said, ‘As a children’s dentistry team, we work with oncology teams to make sure that children have healthy mouths ahead of their cancer treatment. As a result, our team gets to meet many of these children and their families, and we see first-hand the support that Candlelighters provide and how appreciated this is. Candlelighters have also supported my research project, which is exploring the use of light treatment to prevent and treat mouth ulcers during cancer treatment. Their family support team have volunteered their time to support us in getting the views and opinions of children and young people and their parents as our research progresses.

As a team, we wanted to show our support for Candlelighters and the amazing work they do by setting ourselves a fundraising challenge. We are delighted that we successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in our bright pink Candlelighters T-shirts and that we have managed to raise over £2,000 with the support of our friends, families and colleagues. We are already talking about doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks again next year… To all at Candlelighters, thank you for the work you do for our patients and their families.’

We are so grateful to Claudia and all the Paediatric Dentistry Team at Leeds Dental Institute for their incredible fundraising efforts which will help us to support children and young people facing cancer. And a huge well done for conquering the Peaks!

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