Last Christmas, you raised more than £200,000 to help vulnerable children.

This year, we need you to help us reach the thousands of children who still face a Christmas without food, warmth and love.

Look out for our Secret Santa 2019 launch – coming soon!

Watch our messages of thanks from children, young people and our staff

Thank you for making a difference

Thank you for being a Secret Santa with Action for Children this Christmas. With your help, we were able to give more children hot meals and presents when they would otherwise go without. You made sure homeless teenagers had a safe place to sleep, and young carers got a much-needed break

Secret Santa facts

This Christmas, our Santas…

  • gave young carers a much-needed break
  • bought toys and books for children who would otherwise get no presents
  • paid for a child to have a hot meal
  • provided a safe place for a young homeless teenage over Christmas.
  • attracted the attention of celebrities like Neil Morrissey, Anthea Turner and Larry Lamb.
  • got noticed in 170 pieces of media coverage across the UK.

Where your money goes

For some families, Christmas means choosing between having something to eat and affording a gift for their child. Support worker Sian talks about the difference your donations make.

Letters from Santa

Read messages left by our Secret Santas.

Secret santa letter

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas, and a positive and kind New Year.

Daniel
Starry-Socks

Every child deserves to open a present and have fun on Christmas day.

Janet
Glowing-Sprig

Share the love and become a Secret Santa! Help give a child a lovely, hot meal this Christmas.

Jo
Glowing-Tinsel

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

Samantha
Dancing-Holly

Happy holidays, you must donate to this wonderful cause this festive season

Davis
Cheerful-Mittens

Christmas is a time for giving and thinking of others.

Heather
Happy-Pixie

Let's make sure every child gets the happy and hopeful Christmas they deserve!

Charles
Hopeful-Bauble

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

Jill
Dashing-Bauble

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

Jon
Spicy-Sprout

By giving just a little I hope to make a child’s Christmas that bit more special.

Samantha
Snowy-Boots

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