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

Do something that really matters with your money this Thanksgiving & Black Friday.

Alison
Hopeful-Dove

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

Andrea
Tipsy-Cracker

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Angelo
Frosty-Boots

Your support will make a child feel magical this Christmas.

Julia
Dancing-Holly

All children deserve a magical Christmas 🤶🎅

Nita
Happy-Eggnog

Please remember a child less fortunate than you this Christmas!

Tony
Sparkly-Holly

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

Trish
Spicy-Pants

Let's all help make sure as many children as possible have food, warmth & love this Christmas!

Ferny
Starry-Angel

Wishing you all the best Christmas ever. ❄️

Julie
Dancing-Tinsel

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