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.



All gifts have now been  wrapped and delivered.
This year, a record 6,000 gifts have been given to 1,479 children and young people - what a wonderful community effort.
Happy Christmas everyone ❤️🎁❤️
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.






It has been great to see you all again, to see so many new faces, and for so many new organizations to have become involved.


A huge thank you to everyone.



Gill and Candice and the team.


A selection of this year's photos.  

(more can be found in the gallery and on the facebook page.)



Photos of wrapping events.


(more on the "gallery" page)

The Team


Thank you Summerfield


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

in Victoria House, Taunton, AND made a huge financial donation. Without their continued generosity the project would not have run this year.


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


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.

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.