Christmas can be a wonderful time of year, but for many children and families coping with difficulties in their lives, it can increase feelings of loneliness and despair which can become overwhelming.
Every Christmas, Happy Days Children's Charity gives thousands of brave children and their families a really special day giving them a chance to get out, meet new people, develop new skills and build confidence in the face of adversity. Last year, Happy Days organised Christmas activities for over 6,000 children, but demand is high and there were many more children we were unable to support.
So from October to December, we ask individuals, groups and businesses to join our team of Secret Santas and help us raise £30,000 to give them a Christmas to remember. However you decide to get involved, we'd be immensely grateful for any support you can give.
Just organise a Christmas fundraiser or collection and let us know. As a thank you, we'll also feature your photo or logo in our Secret Santa Gallery
Some examples of how our Secret Santas have helped in the past:
Make a donation instead of your office Secret Santa present
Order one of our Fundraising Christmas Tree posters
Do a sponsored Autumn or Winter walk or run
Hold a Christmas Jumper Dress Down Day in your office
Donate a Secret Santa present to us and we'll pass it on to a child
How your support has helped children previously:
£50 helped us to give a child going through breavement counselling a day out to see a panto at a local theatre with his grandparents.
£300 helped us give a disability support group a special day of Christmas stories from the Big Book Man.
£1000 helped us give a entire SEND school a special panto theatre day in their hall with a visit from a travelling theatre company.
For more information or if you think you can help, contact Rob or Nicky on 01462 530710 or email us at for help and information.