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

Each year, around 150 children in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer. Candlelighters invests in vital research to improve the outcomes and lives of children with cancer, bringing light to families and providing emotional, practical and financial support.

It is easy to donate your leftover currency to Candlelighters. To get started, download and fill out the Candlelighters exchange form.

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Candlelighters family support centre, The Square, provides a range of high-quality support services

only a few minute’s walk away from Leeds Children’s Hospital, The Square offers a way for families to get away from the clinical environment of the hospital and provides a range of support services, such as wellbeing sessions, talking therapies and peer support groups.

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The Candlelighters Cottage provides a ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with a child staying as an inpatient on the Leeds Children’s Hospital oncology wards

The Cottage is just a short walk away from the children’s ward, allowing families to stay together at a time when they need it most. For children who are not being treated as inpatients, visits to and from the hospital may be frequent and costly. Often a parent may need to stop working to care for their child, which can cause financial concerns. Candlelighters offer grants for families to help cover costs and ease these worries. 

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Candlelighters aim to improve early diagnosis, improve treatments, improve quality of life, increase survival, and to develop experts of the future

Candlelighters are experts at providing support to families in Yorkshire affected by childhood cancer. They are there from diagnosis and for as long as is needed. In the last 20 years alone, the charity have invested over £9m into cancer research in a range of different areas to benefit young cancer patients.

It is easy to donate your leftover currency to Candlelighters. To get started, download and fill out the Candlelighters exchange form.


Donate your leftover travel money to Candlelighters

Do you have a drawer or jam jar, filled with foreign coins, left over travel money from previous holidays? Would you consider donating that forgotten currency to help fund a good cause?

It's easy to donate your leftover holiday cash; Simply fill out our charity exchange form and send it along with your currency to our Datchet office. We will exchange all currency, coins and notes, foreign and domestic, and donate the exchange value plus 5% extra to Candlelighters.

How much of my donation goes to Candlelighters?

We donate the complete exchange value plus 5% extra to Candlelighters. There are no fees, neither do we subtract any commission. You will receive a confirmation email, containing the amount donate. We will share this information with Candlelighters.

Which banknotes and coins can I donate?

You can donate any coins or notes, foreign or domestic. We will exchange whatever currency you send us and will donate the combined exchange value plus five percent extra to Candlelighters.

We will exchange currencies listed on our exchangeable currencies page against the exchange rates shows.

All other banknotes and coins will be exchanged against their numismatic value, bullion value or scrap metal value, whichever is higher. It helps if you sort the currency before you send it. But if you are unable to sort your currency, don't worry. We will take care of the sorting and counting free of charge.

Convert leftover currency into cash, fast.

Donate online Or download our postal form