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

Make a difference to a child's Christmas and help light up a smile on December the 25th

Paul
Spicy-Pants

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

Otto
Tipsy-Cracker

Sprinkle a little love and magic to all the less fortunate young folk.

Loretta

Mulled-Eggnog

Every child should have the right to a happy life - to be safe, warm and loved, no matter what. 😍

Haley
Mulled-Pants

Go forth & share the Christmas love 💕

Jen
Mulled-Eggnog

Happy Christmas, Secret Santa recruits! Let's make this a great Christmas for all children.

Andy
Jumping-Elf

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

Eleanor
Happy-Sprig

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

Brendan
Sparkly-Socks

Spread the love, sprinkle the joy, do something for others - go on, it will make you feel great!

Wendy
Frosty-Flame

No child should go hungry or miss out on the magic that Christmas can bring!

Laine
Tipsy-Pie

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