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!

It's heartbreaking to know children will go without love or attention this Christmas - please join me in donating, to give them something to smile about.

Gem Jingly-Eggnog

A worthy cause hopefully making life safer, warmer and more enjoyable for kids out there x

Paula Glowing-Pants

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

Andrea Tipsy-Cracker

Stay warm and safe... and make sure you eat your sprouts!

Jon Spicy-Sprout

Let's make Christmas a happy time for as many children as possible!

Vicki Golden-Sprout

Spreading the love - it's what Christmas is all about!

Hilary Wonky-Pie

Christmas is a time for love. Let your love shine to light up the lives of those who so badly need it.

Michele Skating-Elf

Share the love this Christmas. May your days be merry and bright!

Jill Dashing-Bauble

Let's all do this to spread the Christmas magic for ALL children...

Samantha Dancing-Holly

So happy to give a little something back - you should join the Secret Santa force, too!

Cathy Wonky-Sprig