Be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child this Christmas

Be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child this Christmas

See how becoming a Secret Santa will make a difference to children like Lily this Christmas.

How Action for Children helps

There are children in the UK who face a Christmas without a hot meal, presents, or a safe place to sleep. But our Santas are helping to change this. By signing up to be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child, you can bring joy, warmth and safety to those who would otherwise go without.

In 2017, Action for Children helped 300,000 children and young people in need. We work on the ground and in communities to make a real, lasting difference. We intervene early to stop neglect and abuse, support young carers, and help children who find themselves homeless.

We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our supporters. This Christmas, we need 25,000 Santas to make sure we reach children like this all over the UK. Will you be one of them?

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.

The word is spreading

Each time we recruit a new Santa, another part of our map lights up.


Total raised


Secret Santas

Our latest recruit

Letters from Santa

Read messages left by our Secret Santas. Make a donation to create a letter of your own.

Secret santa letter

Become a Secret Santa - the joy you will bring to child's life will be the best reward!


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


It's heartbreaking to know children will go without love or attention this Christmas - please join me in donating, to give them something to smile about.


Great to be a Secret Santa for children who don't get much Christmas cheer.


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


All children deserve something special and to feel loved by someone, especially at this time of year.


This half-elfling is donning her festive socks to help Santa make more presents for kids who won't get many.


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


Give a little happiness to a child who really needs it this Christmas.


Any change from your pocket will change a kid's whole Christmas, please donate.