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Anne Marie's journey as an Action for Children apprentice
Anne Marie began her career at Action for Children as an Apprentice Administrator. Now a Local Campaigns Officer, we caught up with Anne Marie to learn how her experience in care helped her become the advocate she needed as a child.
Celebrating six years of Secret Santa
This year marks six years of our Secret Santa campaign. Six years of seeing the incredible difference that people like you can make. Join us as we reflect on the campaign so far.
Celebrities supporting Action for Children this Christmas
Our celebrity supporters never fail to amaze us with their commitment to Action for Children. Their support helps us continue to reach vulnerable families and children around the UK. And this is particularly felt at Christmas.
TV star Billie Shepherd designs Christmas bauble to support Action for Children this year
TV personality Billie Shepherd has teamed up with Action for Children this year to design a beautiful, limited-edition charity Christmas bauble. And you won’t want to wait to get your hands on one.
Unusual virtual charity Christmas cards: a new way to give this season
Explore unique, paperless charity e-cards for Christmas! Perfect for meaningful gifts. Start your heartfelt holiday giving today and make a difference!
Unwrapping the cost of your Christmas dinner
The Christmas dinner stands at the heart of any festive celebration. But how much has the cost of a Christmas dinner risen over the years? And what can we do?
Why become a charity Secret Santa in 2023
This year, vulnerable children in the UK need a Secret Santa more than ever
Virtual charity Christmas gifts for 2023
Send your loved ones a virtual charity gift for vulnerable child
The 2023 John Lewis Christmas advert supports Action for Children
Like the rest of the UK, we have been excitedly awaiting the release of the John Lewis & Partners 2023 Christmas advert. But our feature in the 2022 ad, and their continued support this year, makes this time even more sentimental.
Charity Christmas gift ideas 2023: Our top picks
Make a difference this year with our selection of Charity Christmas gifts
Your charity gift could make a difference: Jess’ story
Jess is a young carer supported by Action for Children. Her story shows the difference your charity Christmas gift could make.
What is Secret Santa & why is it important?
Our Secret Santa Christmas appeal is back. Discover how you could help a vulnerable child feel the magic of Christmas.
Giving more young people access to technology and education
Partnered with Dell Technologies, Action for Children is ensuring that children and young people can fully participate in education by working to close the digital divide.
For children’s services funding, standing still is going backwards
What's the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on children's services budgets in England?
Your chance to help children’s stars shine
Find out how can help Action for Children unlock the potential in every child by joining our new campaign: Star in Every Child
Together we can make a difference: A message from our Chief Executive, Melanie
As we begin a new year, we reflect on the exceptional year Action for Children has had, and what’s to come
6 ways you helped us change the lives of children in 2021
From campaigning to fundraising, Action for Children supporters help us make a real difference this year
Work Christmas party cancelled? Here’s 3 ways we can help
Christmas drinks called off? Working from home? Read on to find out how companies are finding a better way to bring colleagues together this Christmas while making a difference
The big cut – hairdressers among those hardest hit by Universal Credit change
There are no winners from next month’s large cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit - £20/week (£1,040/year) – but the people losing big are those in work