A CHILDREN’S cancer charity is asking Wharfedale and Aireborough residents to name a star this Christmas.

Candlelighters will be supporting families through a very difficult festive period as some children will have no choice but to isolate on the oncology wards at Leeds Children’s Hospital.

But to do so it needs funds so the charity is inviting people to make a donation to name a Candlelighters Star on a virtual skyline.

One family that knows just how tough Christmas can be are the Richardsons, from Leeds, whose five year old Hannah relapsed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in late 2019. Her mum, Allison, said: “We have previously participated in Candlelighters’ festive activities and it was really beneficial to have a dose of fun and excitement, knowing that great care was taken surrounding the children’s wellbeing.”

To support the charity visit https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/christmas-2020/.