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

Wow, I'm Santa... shush, it's a secret!

Sarah
Mulled-Boots

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

Jo
Glowing-Tinsel

Let's make Christmas a happy time for as many children as possible!

Vicki
Golden-Sprout

It breaks my heart to think of children who are not as fortunate as my own - so I became a Secret Santa!

Kate
Jumping-Sprout

Give the gift of kindness this Christmas!

Beth
Happy-Angel

Every child deserves to be remembered at Christmas time. Merry Christmas, kids!

Nicola
Festive-Cracker

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

Charles
Hopeful-Bauble

My children have always had so much at Christmas - I cannot bear the thought of a child going without.

Fiona
Jolly-Holly

Your support will make a child feel magical this Christmas.

Julia
Dancing-Holly

Christmas time is about giving. This Christmas, give a little something to a child who needs it. 🎄

Andrea
Tipsy-Cracker

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