Why we run Text Santa

ITV is supporting six charities this year with its Text Santa appeal - Marie Curie Cancer Care, Whizz Kidz, Age UK, Anthony Nolan, Carers UK and Together For Short Lives.

There are many events taking place ahead of the live charity appeal show on Friday the 21st December. Today John Ryall has been to see the work of the Demelza House at Sittingbourne in Kent - one of 49 children's hospices supported by the national charity Together for Short Lives.

John spoke to Debbie Southern and her daughter Mollie and to Debbie McSwiney.