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!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Angelo Frosty-Boots

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

Loretta Mulled-Eggnog

Merry Christmas! Buon Natale!

Francesca Glowing-Bauble

Help a child feel loved this Christmas and let them know that someone cares. Be a Secret Santa today.

Christopher Glowing-Eggnog

Just think of all those children who will experience a bit of festive joy because of you!

Toni Jolly-Sprout

48 more sleeps! Time to recruit lots more Santas!

Sarah Stinky-Pud

Has to be better than buying a Christmas jumper, surely?

David Frosty-Cracker

Shh... you could be a Secret Santa too! It's not too late, your sleigh is waiting.

Jon Mulled-Pixie

So many children short of food, never mind presents. Buy an extra present, it means so much.

Carolyn Zesty-Ivy

Merry Christmas, please give generously to this great charity!

Suzie Starry-Spring