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The details currently shown on this page were for our 2023 project.  We will be updating the text as our 2024 project is finalised.

As a small charity, we have always been immensely grateful for the generous donations from both individuals and local businesses.  


  • We can only accept donations in kind during the run up to the Christmas period.  

  • However we also are very grateful for donations of money to meet our various expenses.  



When can you donate?

In 2023, we are planning to have two donation days:

  • Saturday 16th December 10am-2pm (for frozen and long shelf-life food); and 

  • Saturday 23rd December 10am-2pm (for short shelf-life food).

Both days will be at The Haven, Queen's Drive, Swindon (next to the ambulance station).


What can you donate?  

This year we have access to many basic items for our guests but would appreciate the following donations (which must all have "Use By" and "Best before" dates which are after Christmas).  A list is given below.

Hot drinks
Tea bags
Fresh milk
Drinking chocolate


Hash browns
Sliced bread

Baked beans

Spreads - peanut butter, jam


Fresh veg, including potatoes

Tins - meat, fish, veg, fruit

Cook-in sauces & pasta sauces

Table sauces - tomato ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise


Snacks & evening meal
Savoury snacks
Sandwich fillers - eg, tinned tuna, cheese, mayonnaise



Festive foods and treats
Mince pies

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Online donations (+ Gift Aid):  Individuals can donate to us online, using Givey.  Just click on the Givey logo on this page to be taken directly to our donations page.  Givey enables UK taxpayers to use Gift Aid to increase the value of their donation by 25%.

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We are very grateful to accept donations of money at any time of year, but particularly in the run up to Christmas when the expenses of running Christmas Care start to mount.

How to donate money

Cash: Please put into an envelope and give directly to a Trustee.  Receipts will be issued as soon as possible after a cash donation is made.  UK taxpayers may also increase their donation by 25% using Gift Aid - please print out and complete our Gift Aid form to enable this.


Cheque: Please make cheques payable to: Christmas Care.  Cheques may be sent to:  Treasurer - Christmas Care, c/o 8 Hadrians Close, Swindon SN3 4BE.  UK taxpayers may also increase their donation by 25% using Gift Aid - please print out and complete our Gift Aid form to enable this.

Direct to our account (new account - December 2023):

  • Bank: The Co-operative Bank

  • Sort code: 08-92-99

  • Account number: 67319718

  • Account name: Christmas Care

  • Reference: Please use your name

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