Last Christmas, an amazing 9,307 of you signed up to be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child in the UK.

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.

The secret is out...

Each of our Santas is represented by a light on our heatmap. See how the word spread all over the UK.

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Secret Santas

Letters from Santa

Read messages left by our Secret Santas.

Secret santa letter

Spread a little Christmas magic. 🎄

Charlotte
Jingly-Comet

Every child should feel the magic of Christmas!

Jason

Starry-Flame

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

Locks
Singing-Socks

What a special way to spread some Christmas magic! Will you become a Secret Santa too?

Brinda
Tipsy-Pixie

Just imagine a little face lighting up at Christmas thanks to all you have done for them!

Sue
Dancing-Holly

Go forth & share the Christmas love 💕

Jen
Mulled-Eggnog

Happy children are what makes Christmas special - let's make this Christmas the most special one yet!

Denise
Jumping-Pixie

We wanted to give our pocket money so we could help a child who is less fortunate than us. 🎅🏻🤶🏻

Bo
&
Anja
Sparkly-Pixie

Get involved - make a difference to a child who really needs help.

Jackie
Jingly-Holly

Donated in the name of The Ultimate Dad Group!

Steve
Dancing-Holly

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