Candlelighters provide financial, emotional and practical support to children and families affected by childhood cancer across Yorkshire.
When a child receives a diagnosis, lives are turned upside down in an instant, not just for the child but for their parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and extended family. Getting well again can be a long and challenging journey, physically, emotionally and financially too.
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 today.
Because Candlelighters was founded by, and is still run by, parents of children affected by childhood 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 be different from family to family.
Candlelighters do not receive any government funding and rely solely on the generous support of the community to continue to bring light and hope to children and families facing childhood cancer in Yorkshire.
I look forward to supporting Candlelighters during the tenure as FOIL President.
Anthony Baker FOIL President