Last Christmas, you raised more than £200,000 to help vulnerable children.

This year, we need you to help us reach the thousands of children who still face a Christmas without food, warmth and love.

Look out for our Secret Santa 2019 launch – coming soon!

Watch our messages of thanks from children, young people and our staff

Thank you for making a difference

Thank you for being a Secret Santa with Action for Children this Christmas. With your help, we were able to give more children hot meals and presents when they would otherwise go without. You made sure homeless teenagers had a safe place to sleep, and young carers got a much-needed break

Secret Santa facts

This Christmas, our Santas…

  • gave young carers a much-needed break
  • bought toys and books for children who would otherwise get no presents
  • paid for a child to have a hot meal
  • provided a safe place for a young homeless teenage over Christmas.
  • attracted the attention of celebrities like Neil Morrissey, Anthea Turner and Larry Lamb.
  • got noticed in 170 pieces of media coverage across the UK.

Where your money goes

For some families, Christmas means choosing between having something to eat and affording a gift for their child. Support worker Sian talks about the difference your donations make.

Letters from Santa

Read messages left by our Secret Santas.

Secret santa letter

Christmas time is about giving. This Christmas, give a little something to a child who needs it. 🎄

Andrea
Tipsy-Cracker

Let's light up their lives with hope and love!

Angela
Dancing-Holly

If my love for life can spill over into other people's then I am doing it right.

Lizzie
Golden-Boots

Every child deserves to enjoy a little bit of Christmas magic!

Brendan
Sparkly-Socks

Christmas is a time for love. Let your love shine to light up the lives of those who so badly need it.

Michele
Skating-Elf

All children deserve a magical Christmas 🤶🎅

Nita
Happy-Eggnog

Spread a little Christmas magic. 🎄

Charlotte
Jingly-Comet

Share the love this Christmas. May your days be merry and bright!

Jill
Dashing-Bauble

Every child should feel the magic of Christmas!

Jason

Starry-Flame

Fantastic charity and campaign, I hope it makes a lot of children happier this Christmas!

Stephanie
Skating-Sprig

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