Text Santa Charity Appeal

ITV's annual Christmas charity appeal to raise funds, and make a difference to the quality of life for vulnerable people is building up steam

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Age UK's Christmas help

If the thought of one Christmas meal leaves you feeling full, then spare a thought for the charity cooking up 40 every day this week.

It's all for the benefit of vulnerable pensioners, some of whom will be alone this festive season.

The lunches - and much more besides - are the work of Age UK in Gloucestershire, one of the charities benefiting from this year's ITV Text Santa appeal.

Richard Payne reports on the help it provides.


Bag packing for a good cause

If you were doing your Christmas food shopping this morning, you may have spotted some familiar faces.

Alex, Ian and Kylie swap microphones for carrier bags in aid of Text Santa

Presenters from ITV News Westcountry spent the morning packing bags at Morrison's at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol.

Cameraman Clive gets into the Christmas spirit as the presenters help pack bags at Morrisons

Ian Axton, Kylie Pentelow and Alex Beresford were volunteering at the supermarket to raise money for this year's Text Santa appeal.


How volunteering can help Text Santa

Last week saw the launch of ITV's Christmas charity Text Santa, and showed where the money raised was spent. But Text Santa isn't just about raising money.

It's also about giving time to help others. It wants tens of thousands of volunteers to help different charities.

ITV's Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby explain how it works...

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