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ITV1 is hosting its charity programme Text Santa tonight. It supports national charities which help people in the West Country region.

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Text Santa: Family of 11 year old Ethan Jones receive support from Children's Hospice South West

11 year old Ethan Jones has a very rare condition called Ring Chromosone 14. There are just 40 to 60 cases worldwide. It causes epilepsy, respiratory problems and global delay. It means Ethan needs care around the clock.

Children's Hospice South West helps families like Ethan's. Its three hospices in the region offer care for children who have illnesses which mean they wil die before reaching adulthood. It is supported by the charity, Together for Short Lives.

For more information on Together for Short Lives click here

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Dancer prepares to restart challenge

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This is it! On train bound for #glastonbury ready to begin again! #letsdoit #jogle #lejoghttp://yfrog.com/kk5w9kxj

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@nicky_ganly starting 10am at Camelot Inn! But first bit is just road so A39 roundabout before glastonbury near hospital at 11am is best! :)

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Charity dancer prepares to restart challenge

Dancing_man_yellow_normal

This is it! On train bound for #glastonbury ready to begin again! #letsdoit #jogle #lejoghttp://yfrog.com/kk5w9kxj

Dancing_man_yellow_normal

@nicky_ganly starting 10am at Camelot Inn! But first bit is just road so A39 roundabout before glastonbury near hospital at 11am is best! :)

Fundraiser restarts attempt to 'Dance Britain'

Teacher and lecturer Ben Hammond is dancing his way from John O'Groats to Lands End.
Teacher and lecturer Ben Hammond is dancing his way from John O'Groats to Lands End. Credit: Abby Perkiss

A fundraiser who was hit by a car as he danced his was from John O'Groats to Lands End will restart his attempt this morning.

Ben Hammond, a teacher and lecturer, was run over last month just 200 miles from the finish.

Having already danced almost 1000 miles through Scotland, England and Wales, Ben will set off from the site of the accident near Wells at 10am. He says he is focused on finally making it safely to the end, and hopes to complete the challenge on Saturday 1st December.

Cheltenham Town raise money for charity

The Cheltenham Town squad have taken inspiration from this summer's Olympics to raise money for charity. The footballers took time away from preparing for Saturday's match with Southend to try their hand at different sports.

As part of a 'Gold Challenge' they took part in Olympic sports to raise money for the National Star College, which provides education for people with physical disabilities, brain injuries and associated learning difficulties.

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