Take the Cushion Challenge


We are beyond excited to announce our collaboration with Candlelighters Children’s Cancer Trust in Leeds. Anyone who knows our business Love Bomb Cushions will know how we love to raise awareness and volunteer for local charities. Only recently we took part in the Mascot Gold Cup 2018 for Sue Ryder running a furlong in our Emoji Costume 😍

Candlelighters are based in and around the LGI in Leeds on the Children’s Oncology Ward, and in their own support centre on Woodhouse Square. We were privileged to visit the ward recently and blown away by the work they do. They provide 665 hours of support work for children and families in and around the ward each and every week, helping to make the difficult time a little easier. We met Elaine, the ‘Dinner Lady’ based on the ward in the purpose built Candlelighters Pavilion, fundraised for and built in the wards outside space. It has a wonderful calming feeling as soon as you walk in, a real home from home for children and their families during their stay. Elaine told me about her secret cupboard filled with wonderful treats to help patients feel like eating again. We all know someone touched by cancer but when it happens to a young family it’s heart breaking.

This is why we have launched our Football ‘Cushion Challenge’ and it’s so simple to get involved. All you have to do is:

  • Camera phone at the ready to film
  • Select a round cushion (one of ours would be ideal 😉)
  • Balance it on one of your feet
  • Then perform a ‘Keepy Uppie’ for 5 counts (with out it touching the ground)
  • Upload your video to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and #cushionchallenge
  • For every video uploaded we will donate a Football Cushion to Candlelighters

The World Cup 2018 is fast approaching and Candlelighters are holding a sweep stake to help fundraise for vital funds to help complete the renovation on their family cottage so it feels like a great time to be helping them. We want to get as many people taking part as possible to raise awareness of this amazing charity and help them complete the project. 

Please help us by taking part and spreading the word for others to do the same.


If you would like to use one of our cushions for your challenge please fill in your details here to get a 25% off voucher code to buy from our website

Candle Lighters Cushion Challenge

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How it Began

It started with a kiss... literally! I was shopping around for ideas for my teenage daughter for her birthday and stumbled across these emoji cushions in China. It took me several attempts to get them delivered as they kept getting lost in international post. Once the emoji cushions arrived they were an instant hit, all her friends wanted one and so the craze in our house began.

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emoji cushions in the Dragons' Den