Support our work


Support Our Work

St David’s is an adoption charity with children at the heart of all we do. Every adoption starts with a child, and each child’s story is unique.

In supporting our work, you are helping to secure loving homes for children who wait to be adopted and are assisting our lifelong post adoption support.

Our vision is where “every child with an adoption plan in Wales is found a loving family and supported to be the best they can be”. We know that children’s needs do not stop after adoption. While adoption brings wonderful rewards, it also brings challenges. Adopted children and their family’s needs are always evolving, and we are here to provide them with support.

We would love it if you could help us be there for all our adoptive families, whenever they need us, and for as long as they need us.

You can support our work by donating using our Just Giving page


Learn more about donating



Our works is hugely important to the children we help to place and to the families we support. Your money will go directly to our work with children and families.

Donating by Post

You can send us a cheque, make a card payment, or set up a regular payment by clicking download and printing a form. Simply return it to us and we’ll do the rest. Download our Donation Form.

Gift Aid – Making money go further.

Don’t forget you can make your money go further by clicking the Gift Aid button when promoted online or completing the Gift Aid section in download form above.

If you are a UK taxpayer your gift will be eligible for Gift Aid. Using gift aid means that for every pound you give we can claim an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs. Meaning your donation can go further.

Individual or regular donations are hugely appreciated, giving just once, monthly, or once a year your support really does help make a difference.

Helping us make a difference.

We believe that adoption support should be available for all our adoptive families, we vary our support to make sure we meet the needs of all children and their families. At any time, our small social work team can be supporting in excess of 40 families.

Donate Online

Online donations are the quickest and easiest way to give. Every donation is hugely important to us, giving a one-off single donation or giving regularly helps us support families now and plan for services in the future.

A single donation

A single donation helps us to be there for children and families when they need us.

A monthly donation

A regular donation helps us to be there for children and families when they need us.
Regular Donation


Text to Donate

Text to donate is a quick and easy way to give either a one-off or regular donation.

Text donations will be added to your phone bill or taken from your pay as you go credit.

You can donate any amount for £1.00 – £20.00.

One-off donations

Text STDAVIDS followed by the amount you want to donate to 70580 for a single donation.

e.g., Text STDAVIDS 5 to 70580 to donate £5.00

Regular Donations

Text STDAVIDSREG followed by the amount you want to donate to 70580 to donate monthly.

e.g., Text STDAVIDSREG 10 to 70580 to donate £10.00 monthly


You must obtain the bill payers permission. Age 16+. UK mobiles only. One-off donations will be changed at the donation amount + your standard rate. Monthly subscriptions will be charged at the donation amount + your standard rate. We received 95% of the donation following, the remaining 5% covers the cost of the text-to-donate service.  Terms and Conditions can be found here. Please note you can only donate from a UK mobile.



Fundraising for St David’s is a great way to raise awareness about a cause you care about while you raise money.

Don’t forget

– We are here to support you in any way we can with sponsorship forms, fundraising materials and plenty of motivation.

– To tell us about your fundraiser by emailing

– You can set up a fundraising page on Just Giving.

– To set a fundraising target and let everyone know how much you would like to raise to support St David’s and how this money can help.

– Tell people about what you are doing through your social media accounts and direct them to your fundraising page.

It can bring friends, family, and colleagues together and keep you active or encourage you to eat cake.

Fundraising ideas

You can help raise funds for St David’s in various ways, take a look at some of our ideas below and think about how you could fundraise for St David’s.


– you could enter a 5K, 10K, half or full marathon and ask people to sponsor you.


– you could set yourself a challenge to walk a certain number of miles a day, week, or month and ask for sponsorship.


– you could bake cakes and goodies and sell them at your workplace, school or community group,


– you could host a garden party, Christmas party, barbeque or other event and ask people to make a donation as part of the event


– you could try something new like abseiling, climbing a mountain or sky diving and ask for sponsorship.


– maybe you’ve got a birthday, anniversary or special occasion coming up and you could ask people to make a donation to St David’s.


– you could host you own quiz (online or not) and ask teams to make a donation to enter.

Fancy Dress

– maybe in your workplace or with friends and family you could arrange a fancy dress, you could pay to take part and get people to sponsor you. Dress up as superhero’s or in the best 70’s, 80’s or 90’s fashion or maybe dress in your one of your favourite outfits from childhood.


Cardiff Half Marathon

Run the Cardiff Half Marathon and help us support adopted children and their family.

Cardiff Half Marathon

When: Sunday 6th October 2024

Where: Cardiff

Sponsorship Target: £100

This October take on the Cardiff Half Marathon with #TeamStDavids. Running through the Welsh capital you will start outside Cardiff Castle and run past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks before crossing the finish line in the beautiful civic centre.


Why take part?

  • The Cardiff course is great for beginners or experienced runners as it offers a mostly fast and flat route.
  • Get your own St David’s running vest.
  • You’ll receive your own unique St David’s ‘VIP treatment’ with parking on the day offered at the St David’s Park Place office and refreshments available in the office after the race.
  • We will be there to cheer you on and support you on the day.
  • You will be doing something incredible in supporting St David’s children and families.

Get a charity place

We have 5 charity places available and all we ask is that our runners raise a minimum of £100 for St David’s Adoption Service. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Email for more information.


Already have a place?

If you have already brought your own place for the Cardiff Half Marathon and would still like to raise money for St David’s we’d love you to be part of the #TeamStDavids. We will still provide support, plus a running vest, but only ask you to raise what you can.


Email to register your interest.


Gifts in Wills

Making a Will gives you peace of mind and is an important way of looking after the future of those you love.

It is amazing the difference a small gift or percentage of your estate can make. Gifts can be big or small, legacies offer a vital source of funding to St David’s, helping us to ensure we can continue to provide our service to children and families, so thank you if you consider leaving a Gift in your Will to St David’s.

If you would like to leave a gift to St David’s Children Society in your Will, we advise that you speak to a solicitor. They will be able to assist you in drafting your will to include a legacy gift to us.

You can also find further information about writing or updating your will in Remember a Charity guide on making a Will.

Our Charity Details

If you choose to leave a gift to St David’s in your Will, please provide your solicitor with the following information:

Charity Name; St David’s Children Society
Registered Charity Number: 509163
Address: St David’s Children Society, 28 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BA

Letting us know – We understand that your Will is a private document, however, if you do leave us a gift please consider letting us know so that we can thank you and discuss any special wishes you may have

Donate in Memory – In memory donations can be a wonderful way of celebrating the life of someone close to you and a donation to St David’s will have a lasting impact on our families we support.

Funeral Collections – Charity donations are often requested in place of flowers at a funeral. If St David’s has meant something to you or your loved one please consider supporting us.

In memory donations can be sent to us directly or you can ask the funeral director to arrange this for you. Just give them our name and registered charity number (509163) and they will do the rest.

You can invite friends and family to donate through our online donation page and include a message to we know who the donation is in memory of.

Fundraise in Memory – if you would like to fundraise for St David’s in memory of a loved on you can create a fundraising page through Just Giving.


Business Support

We would love to hear from businesses interested in partnering with us. You could choose St David’s as your charity of the year, sponsor a project, specifically support the work of one of our services, or simply donate.

We would love to hear from businesses interested in partnering with us. You could choose St David’s as your charity of the year, sponsor a project or donate funds or a service that could support our work.

Your business could help us raise vital fund towards our work and help us build awareness locally of the service we provide. This support makes a huge difference in allowing us to meet the needs of the children and families we support.

The size of our charity means that business support can be incredibly important, and we will work hard with you to build a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship. However you want to help, we welcome your involvement and a chance to help you achieve your objectives.

A charity partnership has many benefits to your business, we will work with you to plan activities and support your business needs and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Benefits to your Business
Working with St David’s benefits your business too. Partnering with us could help to:
– Demonstrate your support for a well-regarded local charity.
– Demonstrate your commitment to changing children’s lives through adoption.
– Meet your Corporate Social Responsibility objective.
– Engage and inspire your employees.
– Enhance your public profile.

Ways to work with us
There are many ways you can work with us depending on what you are looking for, here are jusy some ideas…
– Sponsor a project or service
– support something specific.
– Employee fundraising
– fundraise for us.
– Adopt us as your Charity of the year!
– Nominate us as a beneficiary for a corporate event.
– Gifts in Kind
– donate items or a service we need.

Get in touch
If you are interested in knowing more or partnering with us and would like to explore options, please contact for more information.


Fundraise while you shop

An easy and quick way of supporting St David’s is to fundraise while you shop. Simply complete your shopping on line and a donation will be made to St David’s to support our work.

Give as you live
Give as you Live is the free and easy way to raise fund for St David’s, simply by shopping online.

Join for free today and start raising money when you show at over 4,300 stores. Click on a store you want to shop with and it will direct you to the store’s website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for St David’s! From holidays and travel, to clothing and gifts, you can raise money from all your online purchases.



Impact of Our Work

St David’s are proud of our work in placing some of the most vulnerable children in Wales with our families and our offer of ongoing support. The information provided below gives some insight in to the impact of our work.




Our Supporters

We are extremely grateful to grant funding from Trusts and Foundations, government funding initiatives and other funders which supports our work.  

On behalf of our families and their children a sincere thank you.  

 The following organisations offer their support to our work, 

  • Welsh Government  
  • National Lottery Community Fund  

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13 September 2019 | Adopter Stories

With St David’s amazing support, we’re doing OK.

When our daughter’s social worker visited our home to see that we could accommodate the little person about to enter into our lives, she mentioned the “honeymoon period” that adopters often have.

Dan Warner
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15 April 2024 | Uncategorised

Wendy’s journey with St. David’s

As we bid farewell to a remarkable chapter in our services history, it is with mixed emotions that we note the retirement of our esteemed Chief Executive Officer, Wendy Keidan.

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7 February 2024 | General News

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7 February 2024 | Press Releases

LGBTQ+ Adoption Guide

LGBTQ+ Adoption Guide   St David’s Adoption Service proudly announces the release of its groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Adoption Guide, a comprehensive resource aimed at supporting individuals within the LGBTQ+ community on their adoption journey.

Dan Warner
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2 February 2024 | Adoption Processes

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our LGBTQ+ Guide to Adoption! In celebration of LGBT History Month this February, we are proud to introduce a comprehensive guide highlighting the inclusive and supportive environment we provide for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples on their adoption journey.

Dan Warner
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26 January 2024 | Uncategorised

Adoption UK – Adoption Barometer 2024

Adoption Barometer Take part in the Adoption Barometer Survey 2024  The Adoption Barometer is the only UK-wide comprehensive stock-take of adoption, based on the findings of a large annual survey of adopters and adoptees, and an assessment of government adoption policies.

Dan Warner
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