Posted: 03 / 07 / 2020

Yorkshire-based charity, Candlelighters, became the latest recipients of Sedulo Group’s community support as we joined the cause’s Team 500 initiative.

The charity support families who are facing up to children’s cancer with various support measures, as well as investing in research programmes into the causes and treatments of children’s cancer.

An already very difficult circumstance to navigate in itself, the arrival of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic only adding to that complication with many families thrust into isolation without the ability to see anyone for support during their cancer ordeals.

The Team 500 initiative was created by the charity to give businesses a way to support those families through a minimum donation of £500 which all goes towards support mechanisms such as virtual talking therapy sessions for a child – enabling a patient or sibling currently shielding from Coronavirus the time and space they need to talk about their worries – and access to mental health support.

Commenting on the initiative and on Sedulo Funding joining Team 500, Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive at Candlelighters, Amy Harrison, said:

“It’s fantastic that Sedulo have decided to join Team 500, a team for businesses donating £500 and over to the Candlelighters appeal. Candlelighters is absolutely reliant on donations in order to keep our candle burning and continue to bring light to families in these darkest of times.

Since lockdown began, we have introduced a whole menu of virtual support for families who have a child with cancer, as well as doubling our financial grants. This support is essential as families face more challenges than ever, and we can only make this happen because of the kind support of companies like Sedulo”

And on the importance of supporting causes such as this, as well as others in the community, Funding Partner, Leyton Jeffs, added:

“We’ve been aware of the support that Candlelighters provide to the Yorkshire community ever since we opened up in Leeds three years ago.

In a normal world their work is invaluable anyway. The impact of Coronavirus has severely impacted our normality and that has only made the support the likes of Candlelighters and every other community-focussed cause provide even more invaluable, so it was something we felt we had to support.

Our core purpose is to create a positive impact on our communities – both in and out of businesses – so it was a simple decision.”

For more information on the work the team at Candlelighters do, watch the video below…