Our Santas are changing lives…

This Christmas, vulnerable children in the UK need a Secret Santa more than ever. 

Before coronavirus hit more than 4 million children in the UK were locked in poverty. That’s the equivalent of nine children in every school class of 30.  

Families are growing ever more desperate and parents who’ve never needed help are now strugglingMore families are having to choose between paying their bills or feeding their children. And with Christmas just around the corner, they’re terrified about how they’re going to cope. 

Last year, people like you helped us reach 368,648 children, young people and families in the UK. Thousands of wonderful supporters made a life-changing difference in so many ways. Their generosity meant our frontline key workers could help struggling families to pay for the essentials, like food, warm clothes and a safe place to sleep. They helped us to protect children living in the shadow of domestic abuse and supported those with caring responsibilities. They also supported young people with their mental health and provided short breaks for disabled children. 

Life has become a desperate struggle for so many UK children and families. We’ve seen how their lives have been turned upside down. But we’ve also seen the life-changing difference you can make. 

We couldn’t do this without people like you.

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