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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!

Thank you! Testt r e

Katy Jingly-Socks

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

Katrina Stinky-Cracker

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


Amanda Jingly-Elf