Be a Secret Santa

There are thousands of children across the UK who need your help this Christmas. Become a Secret Santa so that these children know that there is a Santa Clause out there that cares for them.

For most of us, the festive season is a time of joy and family celebrations. But there are thousands of children in the UK who face Christmas without food, warmth or love. At Action for Children we’re working to change this – and we need your help.

What your support can do:

  • Our Emergency Foster Carers are trained to ensure children in care have a safe and loving home over Christmas, with spare presents wrapped for children they need to help at a moment’s notice
  • Some of our centres are open over the holiday’s to support families who have nowhere else to go
  • We distribute food from local food banks to make sure children don’t go hungry
  • Our staff call children on Christmas day to let them know someone is thinking of them

Our Santa’s don’t have reindeer, or wear big red suits, they don’t squeeze themselves down the chimney either, but they’re doing something very special indeed.

In sharing our campaign, you’ll also help us to reach more people and raise more money for children who desperately need our help. Your support could make a world of difference to UK children who need us this Christmas.

This is why we’re asking you to be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child this Christmas.

  • £10 could pay for a child to have a hot meal over the Christmas period
  • £20 could buy a toy or books for a vulnerable child who might otherwise receive no presents this Christmas
  • £35 could provide a young carer with a much needed break to meet up with friends or other young carers over Christmas
  • £50 could help provide a safe place for a young homeless teenager this Christmas

These children won’t know who it was that made sure they were warm, or that they felt safe, but they’ll know someone, somewhere was there for them. And you’ll know that you’ve made their Christmas that little bit brighter.

Become a Secret Santa and spread the word to your family and friends using the hashtag #IAmSanta on your social media, the more Secret Santa’s there are the merrier!

Click here to become a Secret Santa!


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