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

All children deserve to be happy, warm, safe & fed all year round - please make a regular donation!

Nate
Happy-Pants

Every child should feel the magic of Christmas!

Jason

Starry-Flame

Help get Father Christmas to those who need him most! We mustn't let them down.

Lucy
Spicy-Cracker

Let’s each ask our inner child what they would do for others who are vulnerable and struggling.

Neil
Jangly-Holly

Every child deserves to be remembered at Christmas time. Merry Christmas, kids!

Nicola
Festive-Cracker

Hoping my donation will help to bring some magic to vulnerable children this Christmas! 🎅

Otto
Tipsy-Cracker

Happy Christmas, everyone. Let's hope that 2019 is a loving, caring, healthy one for us all.

Katie
Glowing-Pants

It feels so good to help someone who needs someone!

Sharon
Happy-Cracker

Come on UK public, we can do this! Be a Secret Santa now for all vulnerable children.

Locks
Singing-Socks

Such a wonderful idea. All children should feel loved all of the time, but especially at Christmas.

Eleanor
Happy-Sprig

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