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“There was no magic”: why vulnerable children need your help this Christmas


Family support worker Sian sees the difficulties faced by vulnerable children every day. At Christmas, the challenges can be especially stark.

“One family that I supported recently had to flee due to domestic violence,” she says. “They were living in temporary accommodation. It was coming up to Christmas and they didn’t have heating in the house. They didn’t have food in the cupboards. There was no magic.”

By becoming a Secret Santa, you can help us make sure more children are safe and happy this festive season. You can help us give a hot meal to a child who would go without, provide warm clothing to keep them warm, or offer a safe place to sleep.

These children won’t know who it was that helped them, but you’ll have made their Christmas that little bit more magical. Sign up to be a Secret Santa now