Candlelighters Charity
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. Thank You.
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Candlelighters: Together we can fight children’s cancer

At Candlelighters we bring light and hope to every family affected by childhood cancer across Yorkshire.

We get involved in all sorts of different projects to help ordinary families who are facing extraordinary circumstances. Candlelighters is a big family where everybody has an important role to play. Here are some of the people who help make it all happen. Our values are very important to us. They’re what we believe in, what we stand by and what makes us who we are.

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.

CandlelightersBecause 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.

Candlelighters TrustYour donations make a difference to children fighting cancer and their families across our region. Make a donation and help us to offer vital support

For more information about Candlelighters please visit or follow us for the latest updates on Facebook at @CandlelightersTrust and on Twitter @CandlelightersT email: or call 0113 322 9283.

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.

Thank You ❤️

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