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!

You can make such a difference, please help if you can x

Donna Sparkly-Boots

This Christmas why not do something that will make a big difference to a child.

Nicky Angelic-Mistletoe

Great to be a Secret Santa for children who don't get much Christmas cheer.

Trish Spicy-Pants

Please share your Christmas with someone less fortunate. Spread the joy x

Jane Illuminating-Candle

No child should be without a Christmas dinner.

Julie Dancing-Tinsel

All children deserve a magical Christmas ??

Nita Happy-Eggnog

Please remember a child less fortunate than you this Christmas!

Tony Sparkly-Holly

I love my own child so much, I want to share some of that with another - will you join me?

Kate Sparkly-Beard

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

Helen Sparkly-Flame

Help someone else's child to beam as I see my grandson smile over Xmas. Be a Secret Santa xx

Constantia Blissful-Tree