CANDLELIGHTERS is inviting people to bid for a specially created piece of art via a silent auction.

The Leeds-based children’s cancer charity is holding the event - as part of its Pink It Up campaign - to help top up funds which have been depleted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local artist Laura Ross has produced a painting specifically for the auction which has been inspired by Candlelighters’ work and campaign.

She said: “I was thrilled to produce this bespoke piece for Candlelighters. The charity’s values of fun and positivity reflect the vibrancy of my work and this piece was designed with the charity in mind. I am delighted to support a charity local to me who are doing fantastic work for families across Yorkshire.”

To enter the auction e-mail your offer to The auction closes at 12pm on Friday, June 26 - for more information visit