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Santa Letter 2019-11-23T22:04:03+00:00

Create a personalised Letter from Santa this year and give the gift of giving twice. Your donation will help us support our mito families this Christmas, whilst also spreading Christmas cheer to your little ones.

Our Letter from Santa Christmas campaign has been specifically set up to raise funds for our families to receive a unique personal keepsake that families will be able to treasure forever.

All of the families we support have been touched by a mitochondrial diagnosis, and mitochondrial diseases are sadly life limiting, so creating special memories and keepsakes that can hold special memories for times when families need it most is a truly magical gift to give.

We have teamed up with the amazing LoveKeepCreate to offer families special gift packs where they can choose what bespoke item they would like. Their gifts range from animal keepsakes to cushions and blankets, and each gift will be made from items of clothing and/or material that has a special meaning to them.

There are over 300 genes that cause mitochondrial disease, but only three of these genes have a treatment.

Any additional funds raised from our Christmas campaign will be allocated to our research fund. This will allow us to fund projects that will help uncover more treatments for this currently incurable disease, and help us to create a brighter, mito future.

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Create your Letter

Please fill in the form below to begin creating your Letter from Santa. Letters will be in English and can only be sent out to a UK address. The suggested donation for Letters is £5 and we will be using a PayPal system to take donations.

Personalise your Letter

Step 1 of 3 - Who is this letter for?

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the form? 2019-11-21T10:33:17+00:00

We’ve kept the form as simple as possible for ease and convenience, so it takes just under five minutes to create and order your Letter from Santa.

Can I order more than one letter? 2019-11-21T10:34:46+00:00

Yes, you can. However, you would need to fill out the form separately for each letter.

How do I pay? 2019-11-21T10:36:18+00:00

At the moment, PayPal is our method of payment for our Santa Letters. However, if you wish to pay via a different method please email hello@thecharliegardfoundation.org.

Can I order a letter outside the UK? 2019-11-21T10:36:36+00:00

As this is our first year creating this campaign, we have decided to keep it to UK only. However, we intend to open up to the rest of the world for our 2020 Christmas campaign.

When will letters be sent? 2019-11-21T10:36:55+00:00

We will begin to send letters out to children the last week in November.

When is the last date I can order? 2019-11-21T10:37:11+00:00

Our cut-off date for final letters is Wednesday 18th December.

Can I make a larger donation and if so where will my money go? 2019-11-21T10:37:27+00:00

Yes, you can. You can make a donation of any amount, which will be gratefully received. All monies raised from our Letter from Santa campaign will go towards bespoke memory making gifts for our families. Any additional funds left after this campaign will go directly into our research fund, which will help us to fund vital research in the hope of finding better treatments and that all elusive cure for mitochondrial disease.

What is the Charlie Gard Foundation? 2019-11-21T10:37:44+00:00

The Charlie Gard Foundation was set up in 2018 in memory of Charlie Gard who sadly lost his battle to mitochondrial disease in 2017. The charity supports families and individuals affected by a mitochondrial diagnosis. For more details about our charity and how we support families affected by mitochondrial disease, please visit our What we Do page for more information.