Last Christmas, an amazing 9,307 of you signed up to be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child in the UK.

Watch our messages of thanks from children, young people and our staff

Thank you for making a difference

Thank you for being a Secret Santa with Action for Children this Christmas. With your help, we were able to give more children hot meals and presents when they would otherwise go without. You made sure homeless teenagers had a safe place to sleep, and young carers got a much-needed break

Secret Santa facts

This Christmas, our Santas…

  • gave young carers a much-needed break
  • bought toys and books for children who would otherwise get no presents
  • paid for a child to have a hot meal
  • provided a safe place for a young homeless teenage over Christmas.
  • attracted the attention of celebrities like Neil Morrissey, Anthea Turner and Larry Lamb.
  • got noticed in 170 pieces of media coverage across the UK.

How our Santas made an impact

See how becoming a Secret Santa brightened up Christmas for children like Lily.

The secret is out...

Each of our Santas is represented by a light on our heatmap. See how the word spread all over the UK.

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Secret Santas

Letters from Santa

Read messages left by our Secret Santas.

Secret santa letter

Hello there

Ryan
Father-Star

A message from Jono

Phil
Father-Snowflake

Hello

Eliza
Kind-Chestnuts

What a fantastic website, and all for a great cause Merry Christmas!!!!

Chandler
Magic-Bells

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Angelo
Frosty-Boots

Happy holidays, you must donate to this wonderful cause this festive season

Davis
Cheerful-Mittens

Hello

Mike
Kind-Chestnuts

this is a test message from Jono

Jono
Aromatic-Sprig

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