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 2023 figures are now out and there has been an increase of 10% on last year

Thanks to the generosity of you all, we were able to send a gift for every request we received.

The 2023 Christmas Sparkle wrapping and distribution is over for another year


Our wrapping events have been such fun and we have been overwhelmed,  with the number of kind volunteers who have come to help! 


Thank you so much to all the volunteers, first timers and returners, who have turned out in all weathers this year. We honestly could not run this project without you.


Wrapping Events Sign Up


Wrapping event dates 


If you would like to be involved with the project please get in contact.


For more pictures go to our Gallery page

All gifts are now sorted and wrapped. The last deliveries have taken place.

Thank you so much for your generosity. 

A lovely message we received last year:


"My little boys face lit up yesterday after he picked up his present from school. He's had a tough few years and your present has lifted his spirit and given him a sign of how our communities look after those who are vulnerable. I wish you all a truly peaceful and happy Christmas and thank you all from the bottom of are hearts for your love and support this Christmas."

Our Just Giving page has been a huge success and at last count had raised




Thank you so much to everyone who has donated this way. EVERY penny will be spent on gifts for the children.



If you would like to donate to our project to help us buy gifts please click on the link above.

Gill Harrison:


Founder of Christmas Sparkle Project


Thank you Summerfield


Many thanks to James Holyday and Zoe, of Summerfield, who have again provided us with premises in Victoria House, Taunton TA1 3FA.  Without their continued generosity the project could not run.


The list of companies and organizations who help us grows every year. Below is a list of the ones who have been involved this year (please let us know if we have missed any out):

Summerfield Developments

Albury House Practice

Co-op Wellington

Cooper Associates Foundation

Digital Team at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Eastside Canteen

Ellison's School of Motoring

Everys Solicitors


Grace Centre and the Gynaecology Department at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Howden (Formerly A-Plan)

HPC Commissioning Team

HUC 111 Life Cafe at Creech Baptist Church 

My Day

Nigel Neill and the Heads Up! choir

Novanta Technologies

OMH Community Engagement team

Peter Harding Wealth Management 

Pilates with Donna 

Porter Dodson 

Richard Huish Lodge 



Somerset Care

Somerset Council


Taunton Deane Lodge

Taunton Library

Taunton netball club


Tone Veterinary Centre

Total Triumph Taunton

Trull School of Dancing


Wellington Library

Wellington Sports Centre

Wellsprings Leisure Centre Taunton 

1st Williton Scout Group

wood craft by Jo Mo 


You Fit Taunton

Youfit Gym




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.