Charities that we support

Canterbury Travel has the honour to work with a number of leading charities.

Meeting the real Father Christmas in Lapland is a very special dream for all children, yet it can be all the more poignant for children and young people with life-threatening conditions.

By collaborating with and supporting the outstanding work, of charities such as FACE, Make-A-Wish UK and Starlight, we hope we play a small part in ensuring that the dreams and wishes of such brave children, come true in snowy Lapland.




FACE (Fighting Against Cancer Edinburgh & South East Scotland)

Face is based at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre of the Western General Hospital. The charity is run by volunteers who have been directly or indirectly affected by cancer.

Each year the funds raised through FACE go towards making a real difference to patients and families affected by cancer and an annual trip for sick children to see Santa in his Arctic homeland, Lapland.


Make-A-Wish UK

Make-A-Wish® UK grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Since 1986 the charity has granted over 11,000 wishes which are personal and most importantly magical. Wishes have varied from meeting a favourite celebrity to having an amazing holiday to being a Princess for the day.

Canterbury Travel is the official Lapland supplier for Make-A-Wish® UK.



Starlight brightens the lives of sick and terminally ill children.

For over 30 years, the charity has been providing hospital entertainment and an extensive programme of Wish granting. Each year they help over half a million children.