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Final preparations for Text Santa appeal show

The final preparations are under way for the annual ITV Text Santa appeal show, due to take over the channel at 8pm tonight.

ITV stars have been busy preparing for the show, which is hoping to raise funds for Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.

Text Santa appeal: Help the Hospices

It's Text Santa night on ITV and all this week we've been telling you about the charities to benefit from our annual Christmas appeal.

We've featured reports on Age UK, Barnardo's, Beat Bullying, the British Heart Foundation and Clic Sargent. And tonight, it's the turn of Help the Hospices.

We've been finding out how the charity has supported one of the hospice services in our region - which, for one woman, has made a big difference to her life.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Lauren Hall

100% of donations made by viewers are evenly distributed to ITV's chosen charities within three months of each televised appeal.

All Text Santa operating costs including staffing and the programme itself are funded directly by ITV as part of its corporate giving, and not from its corporate partners or viewer contributions.

You can watch 'Text Santa' tonight on ITV, with all the fun starting at 20:00

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ITV Text Santa appeal: CLIC Sargent

As part of our Text Santa appeal, we are supporting six charities, helping them to raise money and awareness of the work they do.

The next charity we are going to tell you about is CLIC Sargent. Here's how CLIC Sargent helps children and young people with cancer and their families.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's David Hughes

100% of donations made by viewers are evenly distributed to ITV's chosen charities within three months of each televised appeal.

All Text Santa operating costs including staffing and the programme itself are funded directly by ITV as part of its corporate giving, and not from its corporate partners or viewer contributions.

Text Santa appeal: British Heart Foundation

As part of our Text Santa appeal, we are supporting six charities, helping them to raise money and awareness of the work they do.

The next charity we are going to tell you about is the British Heart Foundation. Here's how the charity helped one young woman come to terms with her condition.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Lauren Hall

100% of donations made by viewers are evenly distributed to ITV's chosen charities within three months of each televised appeal.

All Text Santa operating costs including staffing and the programme itself are funded directly by ITV as part of its corporate giving, and not from its corporate partners or viewer contributions.

Text Santa appeal: Beat Bullying

As part of our Text Santa appeal, we are supporting six charities, helping them to raise money and awareness of the work they do.

The next charity we are going to tell you about is Beat Bullying. The charity is tackling a growing problem, fuelled by how easy it is to put hateful anonymous posts on social networking sites.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

100% of donations made by viewers are evenly distributed to ITV's chosen charities within three months of each televised appeal.

All Text Santa operating costs including staffing and the programme itself are funded directly by ITV as part of its corporate giving, and not from its corporate partners or viewer contributions.

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