Light up the Prior’s Court Christmas trees and bring light to the Let Me Shine Performing Arts Centre too, with a donation to help transform the lives of young people with complex autism. 

This year we’re dreaming of a bright Christmas, one where the Prior’s Court Christmas trees are illuminated for all to see, the sound of our own version of ‘We’re dreaming of a white Christmas’ fills the air and plans for bespoke, autism specific lighting in the Performing Arts Centre come to life.

Find out more and donate here

Your kind donation will light up a star on the Prior’s Court virtual tree and a candle on our real-life Christmas tree. And, you will be able to leave a message on your star to spread some Christmas cheer. Not only will you see your star and message light up virtually, but it will also be added to an LED candle which will be placed on the real-life tree in Prior’s Court reception for the young people, staff, and visitors to read, and feel the warmth of your care and support this festive season.

In addition, your message will be featured in a Prior’s Court Christmas song – ‘We’re dreaming of a BRIGHT Christmas’. 

What is the ‘we’re dreaming of a BRIGHT Christmas song’?

The messages we received in last years Christmas Appeal were so lovely that we wanted to do more with them this year to spread Christmas joy. So, this year are creating a Prior’s Court Christmas song which will follow the tune of the classic ‘we’re dreaming of a white Christmas’ and your message will be featured during the song and in the video that accompanies it.

The song will be sung by members of Prior’s Court staff, and we will be sharing it with everyone in Prior’s Court to be enjoyed by staff and young people alike, as well as all those who kindly left a donation.

To have your message included, we will need to receive your message by the 21st December to give our Christmas Elves time to do their magic. Messages received after the 21st November unfortunately won't be able to be included in the song, but they will still appear on the virtual and real Christmas trees.

Where will the money go?

We are currently fundraising for a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre that all young people at Prior’s Court can access. One element of the Performing Arts Centre is bespoke, sensory specific lighting. By supporting our Christmas Appeal, you will help bring the Performing Arts Centre to life as your donation will go to an area of the Performing Arts Centre, such as the lighting.  

Please note the finished Performing Arts Centre is a multi-year fundraising project.