Christmas should be a time to be with family. But tens of thousands of children will spend Christmas apart from their parent, because that parent is in prison.

The crime a parent commits does not invalidate the very deep love they may have for their children.

That’s why we work to repair and maintain that important connection between parent and child by enabling a mum or dad in prison to send a Christmas present to their child through our Angel Tree programme, which this year celebrates 25 years in England and Wales!

Will you bring joy this Christmas to a family separated by a prison sentence?

Throughout December, your donation will be matched by generous philanthropists, as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge (3-10 December) and an anonymous donor (throughout December). Double your donation – double the joy!

— Donate to Angel Tree

Become a family's angel this Christmas, by enabling a parent in prison to send their child a Christmas present.

Watch Theresa’s story:

Angel Tree begins

Mary Kay Beard

Find out about how one notorious criminal became the start of a global movement!
The people behind AT

Wendy's story

Our volunteer Angel Tree Coordinators are at the heart of the programme.
Last Year's feedback

Known and Loved

Read some of the words from parents who took part in Angel Tree last year.