The next charity evening will be on 17 December 2023. Thank you for last time!

On Christmas Eve evening, at the age of 9, I sat outside in the snow and looked at all the twinkling lights in the windows of the tower block. Was I the only one not celebrating Christmas? I was getting cold and maybe it was time to go in to see my mum. At least she was sober today. 
This is life for far too many children, even now 41 years later. 

We can't change their lives completely, but we can provide hope and a big dose of warmth. Therefore, we are now opening up the Palm Tree Hotel in cooperation with the Swedish Church in Trelleborg, on 17 December for about 50 children who come from families with alcohol, drug, violence or poverty problems. They get to sleep in a hotel, eat Christmas food, meet Santa Claus and much more that belongs to Christmas. 

Now we need your help to give these children an unforgettable Christmas. We want to put Santa to work and stock up on presents under the tree, so we are asking you for a donation.

I hope you will join me in helping us at the hotel to spread Christmas cheer.

The girl in the snow

Seija Martti
Palm Tree Hotel


If you would like to contribute it is possible to leave a donation of the amount of your choice by a simple credit card payment. Just ask in the reception. Unfortunately we are not able to accept cash payments.


If you are connected to the Swedish Swish system you can also contribute. Swish details below.