Text Santa: Barnardo's

TV's Christmas charity appeal Text Santa aims to raise both money - and awareness - for six charities working to improve people's lives here in the UK.

The charities are Age UK, Barnardo's, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent, Help the Hospices and BeatBullying.

In the final part of our series, Tom Sheldrick reports on the support given by Barnardo's to young carers in the Caerphilly area.

One hundred per cent 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 our corporate giving, and not from our corporate partners or your contributions.

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Text Santa 2013

ITV's annual text Santa charity campaign has raised £4,187,686 for Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices. The annual fundraiser in the run up to Christmas concluded with a takeover of ITV.