Be a Secret Santa

for a vulnerable child this Christmas

Become a Secret Santa and bring joy, warmth and safety to a vulnerable child in the UK this Christmas.

Gift: Make someone a Secret Santa

Donate to help bring joy, warmth and safety to a vulnerable child this Christmas.

Could pay for a child to have a hot meal at Christmas.

Could buy presents for a child who would otherwise miss out this Christmas.

Could pay for warm winter clothes for a child this Christmas.

Could make sure a homeless young person has a safe place to sleep this Christmas.

Other amount?


Donate to help bring joy, warmth and safety to a vulnerable child this Christmas.

Could buy a food package for a family, making sure they have enough to eat.

Could pay to keep a family's home warm through winter.

Could buy essential items for babies born this Christmas.

Could pay for a child who has been through a traumatic experience to get counselling.

Other amount?


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See the difference you can make

For most of us, the festive season is a time of joy. But there are children in the UK who face a Christmas without food, warmth or love. At Action for Children we’re working to change this – and we need your help. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child this Christmas. 

Your donation could help pay for a child to have a hot meal, buy clothing to keep them warm during the winter months, or give them a safe place to sleep. They won’t know who it was that made sure they were fed, or that they felt loved, but you’ll know that you’ve made their Christmas that little bit brighter. 

Find out more about the campaign

How Action for Children helps

We step in to make sure a child’s needs are met when times get really tough. Our emergency fund gives families with urgent needs one-off financial support.
Our Family Partners project helps prevent and reduce neglect, giving parents the practical skills to make positive changes, and empowering them to overcome difficulties.
Our counselling service Breaking the Cycle gives children and young people affected by domestic abuse a voice, helping them talk about their feelings and learn vital coping skills.

Make someone a Secret Santa

Make a donation on behalf of your friends or family, and get a personalised certificate to send to your chosen Santa.


It's getting brighter

Each time we recruit a new Secret Santa, another part of our map lights up.


Total raised


Secret Santas

Our latest recruit


Letters from Santa

Read through some of the messages that our Secret Santas have left. You can create your own after you donate!

What a brilliant idea, I hope you get a tonne of Secret Santas for a great cause. Merry Xmas, kids!

Sophie Festive-Pants

Go forth & share the Christmas love ?

Jen Mulled-Eggnog

I am proud to be a secret Santa 🎅 come on let’s all do a good thing to help brighten a child’s life.

Margaret Magical-Sleigh

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

Nate Happy-Pants

Your support will make a child feel magical this Christmas.

Julia Dancing-Holly

Merry Christmas, please give generously to this great charity!

Suzie Starry-Spring

Christmas should be about helping others - hopefully this spreads a little joy around!

Tanith Tipsy-Tinsel

All children deserve warmth and love, especially at Christmas. Please please give what you can.

Alexander Chiming-Snowman

I've loved being part of this wonderful appeal. Its lovely to know there are so many kind-hearted people around.

Sarah Tipsy-Elf

Please help to give children the safe and happy Christmas they deserve.

Tammy Sparkly-Socks