"Inside the house you would not know it was Christmas Eve. There were no decorations, lights or presents under a tree"

Thousands of children in the UK face Christmas without food, warmth or love

This Christmas won’t be easy for vulnerable children in the UK. This is something which Children’s Services Manager Sandy knows all too well. “I work with families that without our support, would go hungry at Christmas.”

The number of children living in poverty now equates to nine in an average class of 30. One in five are living with domestic abuse. And families are struggling to afford basics, like food and clothes.

At Action for Children, we help 387,000 children every year – and day in, day out, we see children who are hurting. We know that there are many more families that urgently need our help.

You can give kids a cracking Christmas by supporting the Daily Mirror Christmas Appeal.

Just £10 could pay for a hot meal for a vulnerable child.

"I’ve spent enough Christmases in care to know what a difference that a charity like Action for Children can make in a child’s life. Across the UK there are children and families who find themselves in desperate need  - and this Christmas you can make the world of difference by donating to the Daily Mirror Christmas appeal."

Neil Morrissey, Action for Children supporter.

"When childhood hurts, it’s all too easy for children to slip through the net and battle desperate problems like mental health issues or domestic abuse without the help they need. Every penny you give will help give more vulnerable kids a fighting chance to be happy, well and safe."

Larry Lamb, Action for Children Ambassador

Why choose Action for Children?

We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

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