Give a Gift 2021


Christmas is a time of giving – the chance to share a special day with others.

For some children in Thurrock, however, Christmas can be an uncertain time. Their families may be unable to give them the magical Christmas we want for our own families.

Thurrock's award-winning 'Give a Gift' promises to give gifts to Thurrock children, known to our children's services teams, who may receive few – if any – presents.

Give a Gift 2021 is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who generously donated a gift, either from our special online gift list or through GoFundMe, to put a smile on a child's face this Christmas.

How your donation helps

All the gifts and money you donate will go to Thurrock children and young people in need. No gifts or money will be used for anything else.

Our Give a Gift volunteers follow government health guidance to make sure all gifts are wrapped and delivered safely.

A special Thank You

You can download a special Give a Gift 'Thank You' star and hang it on your Christmas tree. There are 2 types – one you can print in colour, and one that your children can colour in at home.

Could you give the ultimate gift and foster a Thurrock child?

We are looking for new or experienced foster carers to give Thurrock children a safe and loving home – this would be the ultimate gift for any child. Go to our fostering information pages to find out about the great benefits of becoming a Thurrock Foster Carer. You can also phone or email our friendly team.

Fostering team

: 0800 652 1256 (freephone)


Foster with Thurrock Council.