Be a Secret Santa

for a vulnerable child this Christmas

Thank you to our Secret Santas for bringing joy, warmth and safety to vulnerable children in the UK this Christmas. If you missed the campaign, you can still help a vulnerable child by donating now.


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

Thanks to more than 19,000 Secret Santas, we raised more than £430,000 for vulnerable children in the UK this Christmas.

Your donations have helped pay for a child to have a hot meal, buy clothing to keep them warm during the winter, and give them a safe place to sleep. They don’t know who it was that made sure they were fed, or that they felt loved, but you 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.

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!

Ho Ho Ho! Let's give children the Christmas they deserve!

Susannah Tipsy-Socks

It breaks my heart to think of children who are not as fortunate as my own - so I became a Secret Santa!

Kate Jumping-Sprout

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

Neil Jangly-Holly

All kids deserve a hot meal every day, not just at Christmas - I just wish I could do more.

Cat Stinky-Holly

I've donated - hopefully it'll bring a little light to a child over Christmas!

Emma Jingly-Holly

I want to help a child feel safe and have good memories of Christmas time, like I had growing up.

Jessica Mulled-Pants

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

Eleanor Happy-Sprig

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

Andrea Tipsy-Cracker

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

Stephanie Skating-Sprig

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

Nicola Festive-Cracker