We're aiming to raise £6,000 this Christmas, enough to provide 200 hours of specialist support for those who rely on Shine for help.

Any donation or fundraising you can do, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.

Every £30 pays for one hour of specialist support, and many of Shine's services are entirely funded by the generosity of the general public. 

You can support Shine any way you want this Christmas. We have lots of ideas below or get in touch with our friendly fundraising team. 

Get in touch     Give now 

Why Shine needs you this Christmas...

Dara's family described themselves as ‘absolutely clueless’ about hydrocephalus before they met Support and Development Worker Laura who is now always a phone call, text or email away for the family.

Both Connor and Arthur had never met another child with spina bifida before being introduced by Shine’s Little Stars team on Zoom and now Connor says: "Arthur is one of my new best friends.” 

Adult member Marion, has had support from Shine, both in childhood and her adult life. “With support from my various Shine Support and Development Workers and other Shine staff, I have achieved so much more than I would have thought possible!

Shine supported Dara’s family with vital information about hydrocephalus. We enabled Connor and Arthur to make friends with another child with spina bifida for the first time, and we enabled Marion to get the best out of life.  

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we started hosting online sessions and proactively calling and reaching out to our members. This has supported hundreds of members like Dara, Arthur, Connor and Marion and their families.

But we need your help. 

By donating to Shine this Christmas, you will enable more members like Dara, Arthur, Connor and Marion to get the support they need, in their time of need. 

Make a donation

How you can support Shine this Christmas...

Share a festive message

Make a donation to personalise a bauble on Shine’s online Christmas Tree.

You can share your festive message and let friends and family know that you are supporting Shine.

Visit our Christmas Tree

Shine Christmas Cards

Support Shine by purchasing Christmas Cards for your nearest and dearest.  

We have 3 designs available and they cost £3.50 for a pack of ten plus postage and packaging.  

To order, call us on 01733 555988, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. 


Support Shine at your workplace

There are lots of ways you can support Shine at your workplace this Christmas. From sales-based campaigns, Christmas jumper days to virtual Christmas parties, click below to see our ideas.

Ideas for the workplace



Support Shine as you shop

Buying your presents and food online?

Did you know that some companies will donate to charity if you shop with them, at no extra cost to you! Find out more about using Amazon Smile, Give as you Live and Easy Fundraising below. 

Give as you shop

Hold a Christmas fundraiser

Whether you hold a family and friends Christmas jumper day, complete a step into Christmas challenge with 10,000 steps a day or craft handmade gifts to sell to friends for a donation or something else, you can fundraise for Shine whatever your talent. 

Start fundraising

Become a regular giver 

If you want your support to go beyond Christmas, you could become a Shine regular donor. You can choose your own donation amount which will be taken from your bank account every month.

A regular gift allows us to plan for the future, because we know, day in day out, we have regular donations we can rely upon. This allows us to make long-term improvements for our members.

Become a monthly donor 

Donate Become a member