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Denise meets family affected by cancer

It's only one more day until ITV's Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day and in our last instalment focussing on the work of MacMillan, Denise Welch meets Janet and Margaret Armstrong.

Margaret, 84, has terminal cancer and her daughter Janet cares for her with the support of MacMillan nurse Aimée who visits at least once a week.

Denise is all too familiar with how the disease can turn a family upside down, losing her mum Annie in 2013.

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Denise shares mum's experience with cancer

In 2013 Denise Welch sadly lost her mum Annie to cancer.

In her final days at home Annie was supported by Macmillan nurses, who also provided Denise with compassion and support during this difficult time.

Denise is here today to share her gratitude for Macmillan Cancer Support, one of this years' three Text Santa charities.

The money raised during Text Santa will be split equally between Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-a-Wish-UK and Save the Children.

The Lorraine Text Santa stocking will be auctioned off on Tuesday 15 December - so keep your eyes on the Text Santa website for more details!

With thanks to knitting designer Kate Heppell and Love Knitting for Lorraine's stocking design.

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Bill and wife Betty helped by Macmillan nurse Tony

This is Bill and Betty's story, who were supported through a difficult time by Macmillan nurse Tony.

Text Santa gives hope to families in difficulty this Christmas and has been ITV's annual charitable appeal since 2011. This year, 100% of all Text Santa donations will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save the Children.

On Lorraine, we're focusing on Macmillan Cancer Support, which provides medical, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer.

The Lorraine stocking will be auctioned off on Tuesday 15 December - so keep your eyes on the Text Santa website for more details!

With thanks to knitting designer Kate Heppell and Love Knitting for Lorraine's stocking design.

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Take 5 at a Christmas market

For this week's me-time, Giovanna's getting festive at a Christmas market.

After a survey showing that, on average, mums get just 17 minutes a day to themselves, mum of one (with another on the way) Giovanna Fletcher is putting activities which will improve your quality of life, and your health, to the test.

So far she's tried spending time in a she shed, cat yoga and bell ringing - so what will a Christmas market have to offer?

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Dr Hilary's Text Santa surprise

She makes you feel like you're her only patient

– Julia, one of Rachel's former patients

The build up to Text Santa's Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 18 December has begun on Lorraine. Text Santa gives hope to families in difficulty this Christmas and has been ITV's annual charitable appeal since 2011.

This year, 100% of all donations will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save the Children. We're focusing on Macmillan Cancer Support, which provides medical, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer.

Today, Dr Hilary surprises Macmillan skin cancer nurse specialist Rachel in Ipswich, who is much loved by her patients and colleagues.

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