Become a Secret Santa

This Christmas, vulnerable children in Scotland need a Secret Santa more than ever. 

Every child’s Christmas should be full of excitement, warmth and laughter.

But for many children, this year will be very different.  Thousands of children and young people face Christmas without a hot meal, a present or a safe place to sleep. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on their lives. 

Action for Children are working hard to change this and need your help.

Be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child.

Make a difference this Christmas

This year, vulnerable children in Scotland need a Secret Santa more than ever. Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on their lives. Even before the crisis families were struggling. Now many are at breaking point.

Action for Children see children who are hurting every day. But also see the difference your support makes. By becoming a Secret Santa – and raising money – you can bring happiness, warmth and safety to these children.

How to donate

Text HOPE to 70175 to donate £10 or donate here

The difference you make 

  • £10 Could pay for a day’s food for a child at Christmas. 
  • £25 Could pay for a pair of shoes for a child in winter. 
  • £40 Could pay for warm winter clothes for a child.
  • £60 Could provide a young person in emergency accommodation with food and essentials for 4 days.

How Action for Children helps…

We step in to make sure a child’s needs are met when times get really tough. 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.

Donate today and make a child’s Christmas this year

This Christmas, vulnerable children in the UK need a Secret Santa more than ever. 

Every child’s Christmas should be full of excitement, warmth and laughter. But for many children, this year will be very different. 

Before coronavirus hit, more than 4 million children in the UK were locked in poverty. That’s the equivalent of nine children in every school class of 30.  

Be a Secret Santa and you could make sure more children and young people have a hot meal, a present or a safe place to sleep.