Enter our Christmas Raffle now and you can help us be there for children and families facing childhood cancer this Christmas as well as giving the gift of hope with our investment into childhood cancer research for a brighter future.
For most of us Christmas is referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year”. However, there are many children and their families who are on a whole different journey around the festive season. Every year around 150 children in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer. Candlelighters offer practical, emotional and financial support to these children and their families. Their work lasts from the moment of diagnosis and for as long as a family needs them.
This winter, Yorkshire based Children’s Cancer Charity need to raise over £60,000 to continue supporting families at this time. The charity want to be there for their families more than ever before, enabling them to make special memories, and to access all the support they might need. With a whole range of events and activities planned for all the family, from festive Grandparents Tea Parties, a visit to Stockheld Park for their Sibling Group, throwing their annual Christmas Party for families in Leeds and in Hull AND for the first time, this year, Candlelighters will be opening between Christmas and New Year at their Support Centre, The Square, continuing to provide wellbeing and talking therapies, especially to families staying over on the children’s ward at Leeds Children’s Hospital over Christmas.
That’s why Candlelighters needs your help! Communities, schools, work places, family and friends – Why not purchase some Candlelighters Christmas Raffle Tickets? Tickets cost £1 each and can be bought in books of 10 too. With 10 winning tickets, there are amazing prizes to be won such as, a city break to Hotel Indigo in the Netherlands for two with flights to Amsterdam and airport parking; a week-long stay for 6 at Camel Creek Adventure Park in Cornwall! Plus a boxing training session with the Leeds Warrior himself, Josh Warrington!
Tickets are just £1 each and every purchase will make a huge difference to families going through childhood cancer. The raffle will be drawn on Friday 17th December 2021. See below for all the amazing prizes you could win. Thank you for your support and good luck in the draw www.candlelighters.thecharityraffle.co.uk
You can make a real difference this Christmas. Every raffle ticket you buy and every pound you give will help a child and their family get through childhood cancer:
- £5 could fund craft materials for a child on the wards this Christmas to help provide distraction and fun during their time in hospital.
- £15 could fund a Christmas Eve box for a child staying in hospital over Christmas to help bring some Christmas magic to the wards.
- £30 could fund a New Patient Pack for families receiving the devastating news that their child has cancer over the Christmas period. The packs contain vital information and essential items the family may need.
- £100 could fund a Christmas grant for a family, enabling them to make special memories with their child or simply to ease the financial burden having a child with cancer can bring.
Our Christmas raffle is back for 2021, join us this festive season to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, including our star prize of a Leeds Rhinos VIP experience! The wonderful Isla from Wakefield would love it if you could buy a ticket (or two, or three…!!) pic.twitter.com/mVG0BDtgXc
— Candlelighters Trust (@CandlelightersT) November 5, 2021
Each year, over 150 children in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer. When a child is diagnosed, lives are turned upside down instantly: not just for the child but the entire family. Getting well again can be a long and challenging journey, emotionally, physically, and financially.
Supporting children and families throughout that journey is why the charity, Candlelighters was formed more than 40 years ago. Their mission is to bring light to every family affected by childhood cancer across Yorkshire by providing emotional, practical and financial support, as well as bringing hope, by investing in vital research to improve the outcomes and lives of children with cancer.
Candlelighters reminds their families that if any of them are experiencing any worries or that feel they need any support at any time during or post treatment or bereavement, Candlelighters’ support is there for as long as they need it, even if they’ve not used the service for a while. The charity says to simply get in touch by calling on 0113 887 8333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in 1976, Candlelighters is a charity formed and run by parents of children who have or have had cancer, ex-patients and the medical staff who treat them. Based in Yorkshire, Candlelighters provides essential services and support to children with cancer and their families.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, lives are turned upside down in an instant. Not just for the child but for their parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and extended family. Priorities change, everyday concerns suddenly seem trivial and a future once so bright and so full of hope can appear bleak and daunting. Getting well again can be a long and challenging journey, physically, emotionally and even financially. Helping and supporting those children and their families throughout that journey is why Candlelighters was formed more than 40 years ago and it is why we are still here.
Because Candlelighters was founded by, and is still run by, parents of children who have or have had cancer and the medical staff who treat them, we understand the trauma and the turmoil of that diagnosis and how the support and care needed may differ from family to family.
So, whether it be through the support of the friendly staff and experienced counsellors, that ‘home away from home’ environment we nurture on the ward in Leeds or the vital research into new treatments and cures we fund, we are here to help.
On the wards, at our family support centre or in the community, Candlelighters Supports Children and families from across Yorkshire. Candlelighters is a big family. And like any family, we look after each other. Anyone touched by children’s cancer in Yorkshire, no matter how long ago, is considered a member. Our job? To bring this family together and make sure each person can get the support they need, whether that’s a funded holiday, or just a cup of tea and a chat. See below to find out more about where you can find us.
Your donations make a difference to children fighting cancer and their families across our region. Make a donation and help us to offer vital support www.candlelighters.org.uk/donate
For more information about Candlelighters please visit www.candlelighters.org.uk or follow us for the latest updates on Facebook at @CandlelightersTrust and on Twitter @CandlelightersT email: email@example.com or call 0113 887 8333.
The brilliant Candlelighters Christmas Raffle is back for 2021, join us this festive season to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, including our star prize of a Leeds Rhino’s VIP experience! Tickets are just £1 each and every ticket sold helps to support children and families facing childhood cancer with emotional, practical and financial support, as well as investing in childhood cancer research. Find out more on our website at www.candlelighters.org.uk
Thank you for visiting our online shop where you can support us with a virtual gift, get your place at an event or purchase that essential piece of Candlelighters merchandise www.candlelighters.org.uk
We at Candlelighters appreciate you taking the time to speak to us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. If you would like to send a cheque, please make it payable to Candlelighters and send it to us at 8 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD.
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