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.



With the heaviest of hearts we have made the tough decision not to run Christmas Sparkle this year. Covid risks present too many challenges and we do not have premises from which to operate.
We sincerely hope that we will be back next year and dare to hope that we can count on your support again.


Our 2019 Christmas Sparkle Project has now finished.


The final astounding totals for Christmas Sparkle 2019:



children and young people


received just under


4,100 gifts



from Christmas Sparkle.


Thank you to everyone who donated gifts, their time, or who helped in any other way.


You have made Christmas sparkle for so many children who would otherwise receive nothing or very little. 



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 the achievements of Christmas Sparkle were recognized by this Citizenship Award, presented to us by the 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 are generously providing the venue for our wrapping events again, and who have done an amazing job of collecting and delivering donations. We are delighted to be in partnership with such a wonderful organisation.


More photos of this year's wrapping events.


(more on the "gallery" page)

Thank you to all our amazing helpers.

We could not do it without you.


An enormous thank you to Sainsbury's who are supporting us again with their toy sale this October.