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.



The first two wrapping events of the 2022 Christmas Sparkle campaign have been a hugely productive, and great fun, with over a thousand gifts already wrapped.
Our amazing My Day team of helpers  are emptying the collection boxes in Taunton and Wellington as soon as they are full, and delivering them as soon as they have been sorted and  wrapped.
Please keep an eye on this site, or sign up to our Facebook page, for all the latest news.
Last year, a record 6,000 gifts were given to 1,479 children and young people. Unfortunately, with the cost of living crisis, this year the need is proving to be even greater.
We are looking forward to seeing old faces and new at our last two fun wrapping events. Please sign up through facebook.
Thank you for the amazing efforts of everyone on the team. The 2022 Christmas Sparkle project is looking like it's going to be the best ever.
The Christmas Sparkle Team
To all our supporters, this is why your help matters:
We were sent this moving feedback and given permission to share it.
Thank you A.
Hi I wanted to thank the charity, volunteers, donators and companies supporting the sparkle project. My son absoutley loved his present given via his school and it sits pride of place under our tree. As a low income parent with a SEN child it's made a huge impact in terms of his wellbeing and how the community support children like him. Thanks to you all for a true gift at Christmas the gift of compassion and charity.



The Team

We have been very fortunate in getting great coverage on both the BBC and ITV, as well as several radio interviews.

Gill Harrison:


Founder of Christmas Sparkle Project

We have had some amazingly generous financial donations which have enabled the team to buy gifts when we have been short of ones for particular age groups.


Thank you Summerfield


Many thanks to James Holyday and Zoe, of Summerfield, who have again provided premises

in Victoria House, Taunton TA1 3FA.  Without their continued generosity the project could not run.


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


Special Thanks to:


My Day who do an amazing job of collecting and delivering donations. We are delighted to be in partnership with such a wonderful organisation.

Thank you to all our amazing helpers.

We could not do it without you.




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.