“They didn’t have food in the cupboards”: why UK children need you to be a Secret Santa this Christmas
Action for Children family support worker Sian works with many families who are struggling. Due to coronavirus, she is unable to see children face to face, so she has adapted her work so that she is still able to support those who need her.
Sian has seen first-hand the poor conditions that some children can be living in. They’re in bedrooms with damp on the walls and without even a bed to sleep in.
“One family that I supported recently, they were living in temporary accommodation,” says Sian. “It was coming up to Christmas and they didn’t have heating in the house, they didn’t have food in the cupboards. Christmas wasn’t going to be for them like it is for most families.”
We were able to give that family the Christmas they deserved. But sadly there are still thousands of families and children that won’t have access to this support.
This year, vulnerable children in the UK need a Secret Santa now more than ever.
That’s why we’re asking you to become a Secret Santa. Help us reach the thousands of children and young people who face Christmas without a hot meal, a present and a safe place to sleep.