The Christmas Sparkle Project is run by members of the community for the community.
Our aim is to give a Christmas gift to every child living in difficult circumstances in the Taunton and Wellington area to help make their Christmas Sparkle.
How does it work? Local schools, businesses and community groups collect brand new gifts for us so that we can wrap them up ready to donate.
There are plenty of drop-off points in Taunton and Wellington so that members of the public can donate as well. You can find these on the Christmas Sparkle website.
We are always on the hunt for volunteers at this time of year to help out in our ‘Elves’ Workshop’ so, if you love wrapping presents, we have 4 designated wrapping days if you would like to help us and they are as follows:
- Sunday 17th November (10:00 – 12:30pm)
- Saturday 30th November (10:00 – 1:00 pm)
- Sunday 8th December (10:00 – 1:00 pm)
- Saturday 14th December (10:00 – 1:00 pm)
Our venue is very kindly provided by Lucy and Mark Durman of MyDay Care Services and the address is: The Barn; Sherford Bridge; Taunton; TA1 3RB. There is plenty of parking and we provide mince pies, refreshments and lots of cheesy Christmas music!
My Day clients really go the extra mile, helping with the collecting, and delivering the wrapped gifts to our partner agencies who distribute them to the children. Some of the many agencies we work with are:
- Halcon One
- North Taunton One
- Women’s Refuge
- Besom and Health Visitors
In the week before Christmas, we go to the Taunton Foodbank and give out gifts and selection boxes to families that use the facility.
If you would like to know more or belong to an organisation that might be interested in supporting us do get in touch either through Facebook or via our website. We would love to hear from you!
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