However you may jingle, jingle all the way!

Christmas carolling is a time-honoured tradition that can be huge fun and a great way to raise money, so we’re asking you to go carolling this Christmas to raise money to help autistic people.  We’re sure your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers will be happy to sponsor you for a bit of Christmas carolling cheer!

Making carolling more inclusive

We know carolling can present challenges, not least for those who are non-verbal, less verbal, or suffer anxiety in social situations.  To help make carolling more accessible, we asked the people we support at Acton to demonstrate carolling with Makaton aids – see them shine in our video below. 

For those who prefer to carol from the comfort of their own home, school, or office, we’re also providing top tips on ‘virtual carolling’ – where you film yourself carolling, share on social media, and ask your friends and family to make a donation to the National Autistic Society in your honour.

Sign up today get your collection can and a free t-shirt to proudly wear while carolling, as well as our top tips for how to go carolling (or do virtual carolling) safely and effectively.

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Paying in your carolling money

There are a number of ways that you can pay in the money you raise from your carolling, virtual or otherwise.

  • If you set up a JustGiving or other online donation page before your event, we will receive the money directly. Be sure to mention on your page that you are raising money through carolling, so that we can thank you properly!
  • Call our Supporter Care team on 0808 800 1050 to request a paying in slip, which you can use to pay in your funds at any Barclays Bank. Remember to mention that you have raised money by carolling.
  • Donate over the phone by calling 0808 800 1050.
  • Online at our donate page.
  • Make a cheque payable to ‘The National Autistic Society’ and send it to: The National Autistic Society, 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG including your name, address and that you raised money by carolling.

What will your fundraising help us to do?

  • Increase public understanding of autism through campaigns like Too Much Information.
  • Help us to continue providing our vital helplines which are a lifeline for autistic people and their families.
  • Sustain the amazing work that our branches, schools and services do to support autistic children and adults across the whole of the UK.

If you have any questions about carolling, email fundraising@nas.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help. Thank you, and Merrrrrrrrrrry Christmas!