Welcome to the Christmas Sparkle Project

 

The Christmas Sparkle Project is run by the community for the community. We work with local charities who support families in need.

 

We aim to give a Christmas gift to every child aged 0-18 years living in difficult circumstances in the Taunton and Wellington community.

 

We want to make every child's Christmas Sparkle.

Announcement

 

We are delighted to announce that Christmas Sparkle 2021
is up and running! 
 
 

 

Bishops Lydeard Collection Box

 

We now have a Christmas Sparkle collection box in St. Mary's Church Bishops Lydeard. Thank you Jo for organizng this.

Thank you Zak 

 

Our amazing supporter Zak, once again donates presents bought with his own pocket money. Thank you , you're a star.

Sainsburys Toy Sale

 

Big thanks to Sainsburys Billetfield who are supporting us with their toy sale. If you’d like to donate, you can buy a toy and pop it in the trolley by the tills.

Wellington Sports Centre.

 

First box of donations collected from Wellington Sports Centre. Thank you everyone, there's room for more now !

Thank you My Day - great to have you on board again. 

 

This morning the barn crew collected donations from Taunton businesses for Christmas Sparkle.
Thank you Teddy, Shane, Wesley and Paul for your help today.

 

Thank you Summerfield

 

Many thanks to James Holyday and Zoe, of Summerfield, who have offered us premises

in Victoria House, Taunton. Without their continued generosity the project would not have run this year.
 
(Directions will be published closer to the wrapping dates.)
 
 
Wrapping dates for your diaries:
 
Sunday 21st November
10.00 - 1.00 p.m.
 
Saturday 27th November
10.00 - 1.00 p.m.
 
Sunday 5th December
10.00 - 1.00 p.m.
 
Saturday 11th December
10.00 - 1.00 p.m.
 
If you have a spare hour or two, do come along and help us wrap - we'll keep you well supplied with hot drinks, mince pies and cheesy Christmas Music.
 
If you would like to help sort gifts on a corporate volunteering day please get in touch via the contact page on this website. 
 
Keep an eye on this page for more information.

 

In 2019, thanks to your donations and help, 1,471 children and young people received over 4,000 gifts through the Christmas Sparkle Project.

 

In 2020 we were unable to run the project in the usual way but did manage to get gifts to as many children as we could.

 

This year we are back and hoping to make Christmas special for as many children as we can.

 

We can't wait to see you all again.

 

 

Gill and Candice and the team.

 

Some of our 2019 photos. Please see our facebook page  for more pictures.

 

Donations have come from schools, businesses, groups and individuals.

 

Christmas Sparkle wins Citizenship Award

 

In April 2019 the achievements of Christmas Sparkle were recognized by this Citizenship Award, presented to us by the then Mayor, Catherine Herbert at the Somerset County Cricket ground. The award acknowledges all the hard work put in by everyone who has helped. The press were present and this article appeared in the local paper. 

Special Thanks to:

 

My Daycare Services who have done an amazing job of collecting and delivering donations. We are delighted to be in partnership with such a wonderful organisation.

 

Photos of wrapping events.

 

(more on the "gallery" page)

Thank you to all our amazing helpers.

We could not do it without you.