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!

Let's all help make sure as many children as possible have food, warmth & love this Christmas!

Ferny Starry-Angel

In the spirit of Christmas, give a teeny bit extra this year. Be the reason a small person smiles!

Sarah Snowy-Holly

Give the gift of kindness this Christmas!

Beth Happy-Angel

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

Jill Dashing-Bauble

This is part of my fiance's Christmas present. Now someone will have a gift because of him!

Clare Jingly-Sprout

Being a Secret Santa is a cracker!

David Mulled-Cracker

Christmas is a time for giving and thinking of others.

Heather Happy-Pixie

A simple thing to do that could mean so much to a child in need this Christmas.

Karon Starry-Comet

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

Nicky Angelic-Mistletoe

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

Helen Sparkly-Flame