For most of us, the festive season is a time of joy. But there are children in the UK who face a Christmas without food, warmth or love.

At Action for Children we’re working to change this – and we need your help. This is why we’re asking you to be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child this Christmas.

Our Santas don’t have reindeers, or wear big red suits. But they’re doing something very special indeed. Because of them, we’re able to provide a hot meal or gift to those without, give young carers a much-needed break, and find young homeless teenagers somewhere to sleep.

In 2017 Action for Children helped 300,000 children and young people, working in communities to support young carers, children who have suffered abuse and those who are homeless, among others. We need 25,000 Santas to make sure we reach children like this all over the UK. If each Santa gives just £10, that’s an incredible £250,000 – but the more you give, the more we can help.

These children won’t know who it was that made sure they were fed, or that they felt loved, but you’ll know that you’ve made their Christmas that little bit brighter. Sign up to become a Secret Santa now.