09/08/2011

Law firm Gordons raises £10,000 for Candlelighters

Yorkshire law firm Gordons has raised £10,000 for Candlelighters, a Yorkshire charity for children with cancer which it has supported for the past year.

Staff from the firm have undertaken a series of fundraising events over the past 12 months, including a five-a-side football tournament that involved 21 teams from across Yorkshire, a baking and book sale, a staff race night, a treasure hunt and a raffle as well as numerous quizzes and dress down days.

The charity is dedicated to providing a range of practical support to children living with cancer, as well as their parents and carers. It also provides funds to support the Candlelighters Children’s Cancer Research Laboratory and other research projects in Yorkshire.

Candlelighters company secretary, Sally Amos, said: “We’re extremely grateful to the team at Gordons for raising such a large amount of money for Candlelighters and I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising process.

“The money raised helped us to successfully move our base from St. James’s Hospital to Leeds General Infirmary and the remaining funds will help us to continue to provide support for children living with cancer and their families.”

The charity is run by the parents of cancer patients and the medical staff who treat them. Candlelighters supports a regional children’s cancer centre which caters for 120 new patients each year. The activity the charity carries out helps ensure that every child admitted receives as much care and comfort as possible during their stay.

John Holden, senior partner at Gordons, said: “We’re really pleased to have supported Candlelighters and we hope that the money raised will continue to offer children with cancer the help and support they need. The Candlelighters team are dedicated to making the lives of children living with cancer a little easier whilst providing vital support to their families and carers. Candlelighters is a very worthwhile cause and raising money for the charity over the past 12 months has been a pleasure.”

For further information on Candlelighters visit www.candlelighters.org.uk, email info@candlelighters.org.uk or telephone 0113 2470372.