Christmas Stories

This Christmas we want to reach out to the people who are suffering the most by bringing joy and hope into their lives.

Thousands of people will turn to The Salvation Army for help this winter. In over 650 communities across the UK we will be rolling our sleeves up and doing all we can for them. People like Wayne, who had been homeless on and off since he was 15 years old, we helped him turn his life around.

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Stephens Story

For 15 terrible months Stephen slept rough, seeking shelter in parks, car parks, shopping arcades or anywhere he could feel safe.

Mick's Story

Following the breakdown of his marriage, Mick lost his job and ended rough sleeping in Glasgow. We helped him get back on his feet and into a home of his own.

Meet Wayne: ‘I’m looking forward to Christmas thanks to The Salvation Army’

Wayne spent 15 years on the streets but his life changed for the better thanks to Housing First.

Paul's Story

Paul was struggling on Universal Credit and disability benefits and with loneliness when he was pointed in the direction of his local Salvation Army.

Watch our Feltham Church get ready for Christmas

Our officers and volunteers are preparing to meet the increasing need in their areas during the festive season. This includes our local Christmas Present Appeals for struggling families and delivering food parcels to those in need.

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Christmas News Stories

Teen’s kind donations bring festive joy to struggling families

Neve Ashby has been saving all year to buy presents for the Christmas Present Appeal.

Salvation Army praises Hinkley Point’s Christmas gifts

A big thank you to the team at Hinkley Point for supporting our Christmas Appeal in Bridgwater.

Young footballers' generosity spreads Christmas cheer

New Romney Youth FC’s amazing generosity will change Christmas for vulnerable children.

Toys and Tins volunteer happy to give something back

Whitney Bullard has been supporting the appeal since December 2016.

The Family Appeal is there to help struggling families in Northern Ireland celebrate Christmas.

Watch and listen to Kristyna's story in the video below about how the birth of her daughter and the support of the Wisbech The Salvation Army baby group changed her life.

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A Christmas scene at a Salvation Army church

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Help us make Christmas a time of hope and joy for everyone.