Inspirational Project 'WeBelieve' Challenges Pupils to Build 'Christmas House' for Terminally Ill Children

Inspirational Project 'WeBelieve' Challenges Pupils to Build 'Christmas House' for Terminally Ill Children

Dakota Digital for We Believe

Release Date

Sunday, July 12, 2015


An inspirational new campaign helping to explore collaborative efforts between children across the globe, has given a small group of four to seven year olds the challenge of a lifetime – to build a real-life, 7,500 square foot Christmas log home, to give children with terminal illnesses the ability to visit Santa and Mrs Claus all year round.

WeBelieve is to be the first of an exciting new collaborative movement for the next generation, setting a number of compassionate and adventurous challenges for younger people. As part of this particular festive challenge, a small international community of pupils are faced with the monumental task of gaining global support for this mammoth project, which will create an amazing year-round Christmas destination for less fortunate children.

The idea – which came from the bright young sparks themselves – requires them to raise £2.2m throughout the holiday season, as well as getting important contractors and experts on board with the project. Currently, the children are exploring different ways to support their campaign, from the development of educational toys, short stories and merchandising, to their very own mobile application – SantApp!

Dan Winters of WeBelieve, says, “This is a project led by children, for children. We actively encourage every child with an idea to share, or a story to tell, to collaborate with the campaign, contributing to something truly extraordinary that will touch the lives of many children with terminal or life-limiting illnesses.”

Mr Winters adds, “The aim is, of course, to see what children can achieve without an initial source of financial backing or personal incentive. Their bright ideas are powering the project forwards, and it’s a truly wonderful and exciting thing to be a part of. We hope to launch more challenges like this in the future, to help children realise their potential and to kick-start a multitude of life-changing projects around the world.”

The Christmas House at the centre of the project will be approximately 7,500 square feet in size, set within 30 acres of land. It will house six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and offer on-site medical care with 19 staff on hand to assist. The build will also utilise the very latest air purification technology to maintain a sterile and safe environment for children with serious illnesses and their families.

In taking on the challenge of building the Christmas Home, the team behind WeBelieve hope that this project will become a shining beacon of hope for thousands of children all over the world. In such sad and desperate times across much of the globe, it sometimes seems that the only ones capable of seeing through such hardships are the ones who ultimately write our futures.

For more information about the WeBelieve campaign, visit the fundraising page: and website:

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