Today we launch our Christmas Appeal – can you help?

We need to raise vital funds to get us through the increasingly hard times caused by COVID-19.

There are lots of ways you can help us to continue our work supporting North Devon families, who are struggling with the awful reality of having a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Text CAREFORKIDSXMAS3 to 70085 to donate just £3. Texts cost £3 plus your standard messaging rate. If you want to text to donate £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CAREFORKIDSXMASNOINFO3 to 70085.

Alternatively, you can donate Online.

Look out for our series of campaign videos on social media over the coming weeks. These will tell the stories of three local families we have recently helped.

Here’s the first, which features Nic Brayley from Barnstaple. Nic is dad to George, who was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was just two years old.

Our second video features one of our charity ambassadors, Louise Pedlar. Louise is mum to Noah, who was born with spina bifida and a range of complex and life-threatening conditions.

We are sending lots of love to all our families and supporters this Christmas. Special thanks to the Brayley, Pedlar and Grey families for taking part in our Christmas campaign videos.

Other ways to support the Christmas Appeal

We are hosting a series of charity auctions on Facebook over the next four weekends, starting on Friday 13 November. There are some fantastic items on offer, all donated by very generous local businesses. Head to our auction page for more information.

Instead of writing and sending Christmas cards this year, consider Care for Kids Christmas e-cards instead! Simply make a donation and select your favourite design to email to your friends or post on Facebook. Head to and select Care for Kids North Devon as your chosen charity.

And finally, if you can’t find everything you need on the High Street and plan to shop online, consider using AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of everything you buy to Care for Kids. Simply chose Care for Kids North Devon as your charity when you visit the AmazonSmile website.

Donate to Christmas Appeal