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Text Santa raises more than £4.1 million

ITV's annual charity Text Santa has raised £4,187,686 in an evening of fundraising for Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.

Watch: Cheryl Cole stars in Coronation Street Text Santa special

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Thank you to you all for helping to donate an incredible £4,187,686 for #TextSanta! Keep those donations coming in - http://t.co/LcR1FoF4JC

There is still time to donate. Call 0300 200 8000 or click here.

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Storm hit charity is looking forward to 2014

A lot of you have already got into the Christmas spirit of giving by supporting ITV's Text Santa campaign this year - which is helping six of our chosen charities keep going all year round.

We had planned to film at the annual Christmas party at Age UK in Hull. But the biggest storm in more than half a century put an end to that idea, as Victoria Whittam reports.

Text Santa: Barnardo's & Beat Bullying

As part of ITV's Text Santa campaign, we visited two of the charities which benefitted from last year's donations.

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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Christmas comes early for Text Santa charities

Now you may be counting down to Christmas, but here at ITV there are only four more sleeps to our huge Text Santa event. But behind all the fun and celebrity glamour are six charities who will benefit from viewers generosity.

All this week we will be having a look at where some of the money is going, starting with Help the Hospices. Victoria Whittam's been to find out more.

All this week we will be having a look at where some of the money is going, starting with Help the Hospices. Victoria Whittam's been to find out more.

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