As part of the Text Santa Appeal we've been looking at the work done by the six charities that the money will go towards helping.
One is Anthony Nolan, which finds bone marrow donors for people who need a transplant.
Derek Proud has been following the progress of a young Teesside boy whose life has been transformed.
For more information, visit the ITV Text Santa website.
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It looks like, for a change, the best of the weekend weather (and the week ahead) is coming through on Bank Holiday Monday itself
Kerrie brings you Saturday night's forecast
Cloudier later with some rain by evening. Slow improvement on Sunday. Drier, brighter and warmer on Monday