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Be a
Secret Santa

for a vulnerable child this Christmas

Become a Secret Santa and bring joy, warmth and safety to a vulnerable child in the UK this Christmas.

Gift: Make someone a Secret Santa

Donate to help bring joy, warmth and safety to a vulnerable child this Christmas.

Could pay for a child to have a hot meal at Christmas.

Could buy presents for a child who would otherwise miss out this Christmas.

Could pay for warm winter clothes for a child this Christmas.

Could make sure a homeless young person has a safe place to sleep this Christmas.

Other amount?


Donate to help bring joy, warmth and safety to a vulnerable child this Christmas.

Could buy a food package for a family, making sure they have enough to eat.

Could pay to keep a family's home warm through winter.

Could buy essential items for babies born this Christmas.

Could pay for a child who has been through a traumatic experience to get counselling.

Other amount?


Rather make someone else a Secret Santa?

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See the difference you can make to a child like Lily this Christmas

There are children in the UK facing a Christmas without food, warmth or a safe place to call home. More families are struggling to make ends meet, while one in five children live with domestic abuse. But we can make a difference.

By signing up to be a Secret Santa, you can help transform Christmas for a vulnerable child in the UK. Last year, our Santas helped us give more children hot meals and presents when they would otherwise have gone without. They made sure homeless teenagers had a safe place to sleep, and young carers got a much-needed break.

This year, we want to reach even more children. These children won’t know who it was that made sure they were fed, or that they felt loved, but you’ll know that you’ve made their Christmas that little bit brighter.

Find out more about the campaign

How we help

We step in to make sure a child’s needs are met when times get really tough for parents. Our emergency fund gives families with urgent needs one-off financial support.
Our Family Partners project helps prevent and reduce neglect, giving parents the practical skills to make positive changes, and empowering them to overcome difficulties.
Our counselling service Breaking the Cycle gives children and young people affected by domestic abuse a voice, helping them talk about their feelings and learn vital coping skills.

Make someone a Secret Santa

Make a donation as a gift on the behalf of your friends and family and create a personalised certificate to send to your chosen Santa.


It's getting brighter

Each time we recruit a new Santa, another part of our map lights up.


Total raised


Secret Santas

Our latest recruit


Letters from Santa

Read through some of the messages that our Secret Santas have left. You can create your own after you donate!

Please give even just a small amount to help make Christmas a little brighter.

Katrina Stinky-Cracker


Amanda Jingly-Elf

Helping someone less fortunate at this time of year is the best gift anyone can give.

Sara Sparkly-Comet

It makes me feel so good to know that I have given a child something special this Christmas.

Angelo Mulled-Angel

Thank you! Testt r e

Katy Jingly-Socks