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!

I am proud to be a secret Santa 🎅 come on let’s all do a good thing to help brighten a child’s life.

Margaret Magical-Sleigh

This year, instead of sending Christmas cards, we have donated to Action for Children's Secret Santa!

Rachel Magical-Cracker

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

Clare Jingly-Sprout

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

Jessica Mulled-Pants

Get involved - make a difference to a child who really needs help.

Jackie Jingly-Holly

Be a Secret Santa for children who may not get presents this Christmas.

Liz Spicy-Boots

Your support will make a child feel magical this Christmas.

Julia Dancing-Holly

No child should go hungry or miss out on the magic that Christmas can bring!

Laine Tipsy-Pie

I'm proud to be a Secret Santa - are you? Merry Christmas!

Margaret Tipsy-Tinsel

Your help could mean so much! Please do support if you can.

Donna Singing-Pud